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Re: Genesis

Posted by SLS on May 13, 2008, at 6:08:35

In reply to Genesis, posted by SteelyDan on April 29, 2008, at 18:41:11

> No philosophical theory which i have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words of Genesis, that 'in the beginning God made Heaven and Earth.'

I agree.

> Man is not the center,

I agree. It will be the arrival of beings from elsewhere in the Universe that will ultimately shatter such notions.

> God does not exist for the sake of man. Man does not exist for his own sake...

I believe life is its own purpose. Just look at hook worms, E. Coli, and kangaroos. So, too, exists Man to to simply Be. And yes, the act of conceptualizing God is for Man's sake. It is an attempt to rationalize existence and promote inner peace. Also, I don't think God exists. Quite the contrary. God just is, and his purview is beyond existence.

> To ask that God's love for us should be content w/us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God.

God will always be God. God is neither content nor dissatisfied with his own creation. It is exactly what he wanted it to be. De facto. He wanted both you and I to have our own differing opinions. De facto. To say that the Free Will of Man leads him to do things that are unexpected by God is to have God cease to be God.

Free Will versus Destiny. Here we have a duality. Both exist simultaneously. I believe God gets what God wants. Did He want Christians to perpetrate the Crusades? What about Hitler? I believe that Man's history and predicaments are a reflection of the Mind of God. Why these people, places, and things exist does not make sense to me if I were devout in a belief that anyone knows God's motives.

- Scott




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