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RickJB
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Message 19 of 195 (350338)
09-19-2006 2:19 PM
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09-19-2006 9:53 AM


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RickJB
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Message 20 of 195 (350339)
09-19-2006 2:20 PM
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09-19-2006 9:53 AM


Robin,

Why couldn't the entire universe (quarks, elements, stars, planets and evolution) be a God's single act of creation?

I stress "a God" because whatever God may or may not be need not have anything to do with human interpretation.

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RickJB
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Message 33 of 195 (350392)
09-19-2006 4:13 PM
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09-19-2006 2:29 PM


robin writes:

Evolutionism tells us there's no necessity for such a concept

As a philosophy, perhaps. But it depends on how you look at it.

We could get all "far out" about it. For example, intelligent life might run in an evolutionary cycle akin to something like Asimov sketched out in his short story "The Last Question". Intelligent life evolves to such an extent that it learns all that is knowable. At that point it becomes God and the cycle of creation begins once again!

Or one might subscribe to the "turtles all the way down" concept of nested universes or gods...

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As long as there are ANY questions left to be answered there will always be some form of religion. Furthermore, if the entire universe is indeed God's creation then might not science be a means to better understand God?

When we meet and get to know people we learn more about what makes them tick all the time. In light of this I find it odd that some people seem to have such finite and bounded ideas about what constitutes an omnipotent being!

Surely the true nature of God should fill more than 2000 pages of a single book written 2000 years ago?

And all of this is coming from an agnostic!!


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