Concepts of God: universe too big for Him? (The nature of a \'Creator\')

by dhw, Tuesday, November 07, 2017, 13:40 (104 days ago) @ David Turell

QUOTES: "If God is human-oriented, wouldn’t you expect him to create a universe in which humans feature prominently?"

"Clearly, there is a discrepancy between the kind of universe we would expect a human-oriented God to create, and the universe we live in.

DAVID’s comment: The fallacy of this reasoning is obvious. It is not clear that the Bible's description of God's purpose and thoughts are accurate, since the books of the Bible are written by humans who would like God to be close and prefer doing nice things for humans. Not a reason for atheism.

dhw: And yet you believe that God’s prime purpose for creating life was to produce the brain of Homo sapiens! If anthropocentrism is a fallacy in their reasoning, then it must be a fallacy in your own as well. And so, if God exists, perhaps he had other reasons for creating the “really really big universe”.

DAVID: Your rebuttal is off point. I objected to their premise about about God' purposes taken from the Bible. I don't start from the Bible's suppositions. They do.

The biblical references simply illustrate the point that God is supposed to be “human-oriented”. So looking at the above quotes, and bearing in mind that you yourself have admitted that you can’t explain the big universe, do you disagree with the claim that a God who you believe created the whole of life for the purpose of producing the brain of Homo sapiens is human-oriented?


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