David's theory of evolution Part Two (Evolution)

by dhw, Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:09 (209 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: The only thing about God's thoughts I am sure about is His logical thought. Guessing about His thought patterns for His reasons for accomplishing His purposes is still pure guesswork.

dhw: Then please stop harping on about humanization. You are sure that he thinks logically, you can’t find a logical reason for your interpretation of his combined purpose and method, so please refrain from dismissing logical theories on the grounds that they are only logical if God’s thought patterns (logic) are the same as ours. We don’t know if they are or aren't, but even you think they probably are!

DAVID: The bold above is once again the same old total misstatement of my position. I don't TRY to explain His reasoning. Of course I could think of possibilities, but they would prove nothing. Like angels on pinheads, why try? And I refuse to back down from my point that most of your theories about God come from a human perspective.

All my theories and yours come from a human perspective! Unless you are divine. Once again you are confusing “his reasoning” with your own personal interpretation of his reasoning. You don’t try to explain why your personal image of an all-powerful God would not fulfil your own personal view of his purpose but instead would use your own personal view of his method of designing every single life form etc. individually, which he would do in order to cover the time which in your own personal view he has decided to take before fulfilling your own personal view of his purpose. And if you are not prepared to discuss anything that can’t be proven (a) there was no point in writing your books, and (b) there is no point in continuing this website. You know as well as I do that none of our major questions, starting with the very existence of God, can be “proven”. If it could, we would have facts and not theories.

The rest of your post provides variations on the same themes, with your insistence that your choices are God’s choices, including the choice to delay, that we mustn’t humanize him, though he probably has similar thought patterns to ours, and that Adler has all the answers, except that he only offers humans as logical proof of God’s existence and purpose and does not provide one iota of support for the rest of your theory.

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