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Featured Why does G-d create so much life?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Akivah, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Akivah

    Akivah Well-Known Member

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    Simply because it pleases Him to do so.
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    To build the structure of the human, full experience of the plant and animal kingdoms are needed.
     
  4. Sleeppy

    Sleeppy Fatalist. Christian. Pacifist.

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    We're explorers.. They're teaching mechanisms, as well as tools for sustenance and evolution.
     
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    It's like potato chips; ya can't stop at just one, or in this case, many billions. And if it's because it simply pleases him, one has to wonder why a trillion species would do this. Just what is it about such tremendous diversity that turns your crank, god?

    But the vast majority of species are never known to individual humans. And, just what is this "structure of the human" anyway?

    So what are we learning from a trillion species that we couldn't learn from, say, ten billion species? As for tools for sustenance and evolution, this makes no sense. How do we employ a trillion species to gain sustenance? And, wouldn't a hundred thousand suffice? Furthermore, species are not tools of evolution, but products of evolution.



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    Trying to get it right.

    Maybe God is like a scientist. Put all of the necessary ingredients in the mix. Change a variable, change a variable there, sit back and watches what happens.
     
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    I think that, while God may have initiated some sort of process, speciation through evolution by natural selection accounts for this naturally. Mother nature is an amazing organism.
     
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    Which certainly indicates a lack of skill. ;)

    If one is committed to putting a god into the equation, this is as good an answer as any. :thumbsup:

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    In order to kill it, ultimately.
     
  10. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    God is life, continuously expanding. Big Bang only scratches the surface.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Maybe because he loves life and the evolutionary process so He allowed it to happen?
     
  13. Nakosis

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    Because God isn't perfect. I understand some people would like their God to be perfect but that doesn't mean it's the actual case.
     
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    That is an interesting reply!

    What if we exist in the 'Mind' of God and are analogous to the planning process for a design rather than a goal.
     
  15. Terese

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    A grand total of one trillion? Amazing! :D But in comparison to the size of the universe, it is actually an incredibly minute number. Each galaxy has over a 100 billion stars in them, and there are trillions upon trillions of galaxies in the universe. In my opinion, there is no such thing as too much biodiversity :p
     
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    Because Ants are cool.

     
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  17. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    Earth's biological diversity is not predicted by the story in Genesis, but it is predicted by the Theory of Evolution.
     
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  19. Nakosis

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    Yes it's interesting that all the monotheistic concepts of God see God as perfect. Except the Gnostics but that God is really seen as a demigod.

    If there was an existent God, I suspect God would be more like a scientist.

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  20. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    How much is 'so much'? What would a 'not so much' number look like?

    Point is the question is over our heads from our perspective.
     
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