December 15, 2004

Annoying Questions

By the argument of the creationists Intelligent Designers, wouldn't it be the case that God is way too complex a being to have sprung into being entirely on Its own? After all, a being capable of generating an entire universe and creating millions of species that we know of just on one tiny, little planet clearly could not have come about by chance.

Posted by natasha at December 15, 2004 05:36 PM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |

Your question confuses me. I think there's a question in this.....

Posted by: Debi at December 15, 2004 08:49 PM

I believe in the Intelligent Design theory. But this belief is a philosophical one, one that is part of my faith and based on my need to find responses to questions that cannot be answered.

Evolution is a theory that is scientific, not philosophical. It finds answers to questions, not mere responses. It provides the basis for building knowledge about our universe from our human perspective. It is about humanity's progress - how we got here, where we are now and what places can we get to from here.

My children are taught to believe as I do. They are told of the Creator and what She has done for us. But they also know that when they go to school, there will be no talk of Goddess or Creator just the search for tangible answers. They are taught the difference between what is science and what is faith.

In a way, it is all about evolution. As science learns more, my faith evolves too. Accomplishments in science allow my understanding to grow and see just how wonderful and exciting Creation is.

Posted by: David Aquarius at December 15, 2004 11:21 PM

"could not have come about by chance"

Could not have come about AT ALL!

Posted by: agave at December 16, 2004 08:24 AM

"could not have come about by chance"

Could not have come about AT ALL!

Or always has been?

Posted by: Muckcat at December 16, 2004 08:55 AM

Which is more likely:

God created man or Man created god?

When one speaks of our existence on our planet, the Earth, within our solar system, our galaxy, our universe, our multiverse... was this all created by one being called "God?" An all-powerful three-letter word? Or is this word, our construct, a figment of the collective human being's mind, a component of our creative imagination? So often times we, as individuals, are the creators, the artists. God, the Goddess, deity as a whole, and the Pantheon of our human understanding are each masterworks of art.

Yet I must say that I liked David Aquarius' response. To have faith, one must relate. The process of personification is for the relate ability of our divine constructs. As I have posted before: I believe the Earth is our most direct higher power within our holonic state of being. Our Earthism evolves.

Posted by: TABS at December 16, 2004 08:58 AM

Another question:

If god created man, who created god?

Posted by: TABS at December 16, 2004 09:49 AM

If one can conceive of time without beginning or end why is it such a stretch to believe that some entity or consciousness has existed throughout time without beginning or end? I believe in the infinite expanse of the universe although it will never be proven that it's a reality. I also believe that their exists such an entity as God. My understanding of the universe and of God advance together. It's a personal journey. Just as my internalized conception of the infiniteness of the universe may be constructed differently than yours so may my conception of God. One thing I know is that I will never fully comprehend either in my life time.

And if I'm wrong and there is no God. Well I'll have lived a good life and will have found some solice in an otherwise indifferent universe.

Posted by: muckcat at December 16, 2004 02:15 PM

Nothing happens by chance. Hence, the existence of natural laws. Without natural properties, tendencies and consistencies, we couldn't think rationally or scientifically. And some of us do.

Others not so adept at rational and scientific thought become very defensive of faith, in other words, irrational thought.

To think rationally does not mean to be disconnected with the world or people or life itself or emotion. Indeed, rational thought reinforces our connections to the world as it is since we decrease or minimize the filters so many use to distort things as they are.

Things may seem very complicated and even chaotic to many people, even the vast majority, but natural inclinations are at work. The thing we don't have any proof of yet is anything beyond nature or above nature. The supernatural (such as God or gods) may exist, but as yet we just don't know.

Posted by: Lawrence at December 16, 2004 02:32 PM

What does Lawrence think of quantum theory or chaos mathematics?

Posted by: TABS at December 16, 2004 04:48 PM