More "miscellany" (General)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 16:01 (245 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: The repetition seems to be endless. ALL forms of life need food. That does not mean that ALL extinct forms of life and food – the majority of which had no connection with humans – were part of the goal of producing humans and their food.

DAVID: But God's history says they are.

dhw: I didn’t know God had written a history book explaining his one and only purpose. Did he also explain why he specially designed countless life forms and foods that had no connection with humans, although the only thing he wanted to design was humans and their foods?

But God wrote our history, which you misinterpret.

Cosmologic philosophy: dhw said once universe too big
DAVID: I have every right to dismiss your humanized form of God. He is yours alone.

dhw: You don't have to accept any of my alternative versions, but none of them are any more "humanized" than your own: a God with good intentions who is mysteriously compelled to design a system containing errors that cause untold suffering, and who tries - often in vain - to correct the errors. And for good measure, he also specially designs bad bacteria and viruses, but one day we shall know his intentions were good with them as well. And yet you claim that your God is all-powerful.

DAVID: Same old tired anti-God diatribe that you do not realize as such.

dhw: Same old tired dodge of pretending that my criticism of your illogical theories is an attack on God.

Your illogical complaint comes from your skewed view of who God is. Your God and mine, if they met, would not recognize each other.

DAVID: Please recognize: humans are the end point of His creations, not as you put it a tunnel-visioned only purpose.

dhw: Humans are the latest species in the history of evolution. It is you who have consistently presented us with your “tunnel vision” that we plus our food were his only purpose right from the beginning, and that all other life forms and foods were “part of the goal of evolving [= designing] humans” plus our food. If you now wish to argue that your God had different purposes when designing all the other life forms that had no connection with humans, please tell us what they were.

Your first sentence bolded is logical. We are God's endpoint and everything before it led to us. God's history.

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