Divine purposes and methods (Evolution)

by dhw, Thursday, January 17, 2019, 13:14 (542 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: I have chosen my approach to interpretation of what God created in evolution. I will keep to it as I view it totally logical for me as I view God. Your view of God differs. As a result we will not resolve our differences.

dhw: Of course I must accept that you have a fixed belief from which you will not budge. I can only add firstly that you have agreed several times that you cannot logically connect your interpretation of purpose with your interpretation of method, and secondly I myself do not have a view of a possible God but can only offer alternatives to your own. It would perhaps be best if we dropped the subject, but I'm afraid it will continue to come up whenever you talk about design. See the post on “Little Foot”.

I’d also like to add that the whole point of this website is to exchange views on possible solutions to all the mysteries of life and the universe. If we all agreed on everything, there would be no discussion, but since there is absolutely no consensus on any of the solutions, we can only try to give one another logical reasons for and against each one.Through the eleven years of our discussions, many correspondents have been happy to present their solutions, but have presumably been less happy when you or I have questioned them, and sadly they have then left us. If it were not for you, I would probably be involved in one long monologue now, or I would have closed the site. To my surprise, though, I see that many of our recent discussions have still been followed by hundreds and, in some cases, more than a thousand viewers, so perhaps we “two stubborn old men” – as my daughter calls us – should keep going for a while!

DAVID: I will continue trying not to add human-sounding motives to any analysis I make of what I view as God's actions. We shall continue into the future! Eleven more years and I'll be 100. Possible.

Ah, my daughter will have to revise her description: “One stubborn old man and one stubborn even older man”.

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