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Author Topic:   Why'd you do it that way, God?
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Message 6 of 137 (527949)
10-03-2009 1:11 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Meldinoor
10-03-2009 4:24 AM

Hi Meldinoor, and congrats on your recent POTM (Message 24), well said.

As I suffer from a condition called "theism", I occassionally ponder the question of why God chose naturalistic means to create the world we live in today. Naturally, the answer can only be speculative, but I thought it would be interesting to phrase it here, since we have members of many different -isms and backgrounds.

Indeed, there are quite a number of theists that do not have trouble with naturalistic means.

3. The Creator in question, created the universe with the express purpose of producing the human race, and to be worshipped by said humans.

I'm curious why you chose this particular limitation for your god/s.

If a god (set of gods) wanted to create a universe that would require the least amount of maintenance while achieving certain ends, then it would be logical

  • to put in motion a number of basic but simple systems,
  • some of which create chaos to make results as unpredictable as possible,
  • some of which create islands within the chaos of relative stability,
  • then add natural laws that create conditions for life in as diverse a manner as possible,
  • followed by seeding the universe with the basic building blocks of life, and
  • setting up a system for life to develop from the chemical seeds, and
  • putting in place the natural laws to select and drive life towards intelligence
In this system earth and humans would just be one of the anticipated results, however even we may not be the expected end result. It may be that the expected result would be the development of equals, and we are just one of many possible steps to that end.


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