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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. shunyadragon

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    I believe God Creates naturally, and the diversity of lie on earth reflects the natural Creation process of evolution.

    Genesis is an ancient human world view of Creation thousands of years old. Originating in Canaanite, Ugarit and Babylonian mythology.
     
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  2. InChrist

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    I think God creates so much life because God is an infinitely creative Creator.
     
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  3. Grandliseur

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    Creation of life in its many forms was a work of love and enjoyment. God had fun and even demonstrated his humor in some animals. Aren't some of the animals just adorable to beyond the pale?!
    Every kind of animal provides insight to the divine, some in the basic needs of survival under harsh conditions, others before their habitats were crashed by humans, lived in beautiful surroundings beyond our imaginations.
     
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  4. JJ50

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    There is no evidence any god created anything.
     
  5. Silverscale derg

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    You said god as in single, he of the bible didn't make life on earth, he didn't make earth. He only made humans and made them to destroy. The dragons of spirit, earth, air, fire, and water made life on earth, the early life didn't look that complex yet through time it has evolved and split into many species but humans seem to be milking the whole species thing. Humans split brown anoles, and green anoles. They're both the exact same species, they can coexist but the only thing different between the brown one is the scale color which green anoles can turn brown. Life only grows, gets stronger, yet with humans it's slowed. Humans aim for the strong unlike predators who prey on the weak. Humans prey on the strong because of wanting a trophy even if it's a predator which they kill. Them killing the strongest of the environment causes the natural progress to be more like congress instead
     
  6. corynski

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    To feed the humans? Curious to my mind that every living creature on earth must, or prefers, to eat other living creatures to stay alive. And then, if I may be more graphic, not only is all of the 'living' meal not edible, but there is 'waste', the parts that even the human body rejects, and must be composted by other creatures trying to stay alive. And this is the product of a perfect 'Omniscient, omnipotent God'?
    And if I may digress, it has always been a curiosity to me that 'God' would create thousands of species of beetles, but only a few of humans...... Hmmmm............
     
  7. Sleeppy

    Sleeppy Fatalist. Christian. Pacifist.

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    Try asking yourself.

    1) Why ten billion? Why not 1?
    2) We don't employ the vast majority.
    What is an ecosystem?
    3) Are they not both? Products and tools?
    Does evolution happen solitarily, in a vacuum?

    Strengthen your inquiry.
     
  8. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    But then I would have to blame God for an awful lot of nasty things that have happened over the centuries.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Only if one takes the literalistic approach to Genesis.
     
  10. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    a body that can do as we do....human
    needs chemical support

    that support must be generated by lesser life
    that lesser life is supported in turn....by lesser life
    all the way down to simple chemical reactions that reproduce
     
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    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    science is how we humans figure out.....how God did it

    God is not a scientist
    He created the universe and the manner of which it functions

    the experiment.......is ......you
     
  12. Akivah

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    Yes, organic life feeds on organic life. So?

    Why is this a curiosity to you?
     
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    I prefer to praise G-d for a lot of wonderful things that have happened over the centuries.
     
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  15. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Ditto, but we also have to recognize the reality and not just wear rose-colored glasses.

    Mine are more beige, btw.
     
  16. Guy Threepwood

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    Not trying to be sardonic,

    But do you really believe, that God started the process, including setting up everything necessary to support life, but had no particular plan in mind for what all this work would result in?

    And that the emergence of one single species in a trillion, capable of pondering his creation, making use of all his resources, deducing his own existence... all a bizarre unintended coincidence?
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    If God planned everything out, then why are there miscarriages and birth defects?
     
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  18. InChrist

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    For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools ( Romans 1:20-22)
     
  19. JJ50

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    Yeh right, and that is evidence is it?:rolleyes:
     
  20. Nakosis

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    Glad you know all about God. What God's favorite flavor of soda?
     
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