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I watched a show recently that said we can only sense 4% of the universe, that includes all atomic elements (stars, planets, gas, humans..etc.). Maybe the dark matter and dark energy that is supposed to account for the rest of the universe isn't supposed to be found by us. What if God made us and put us in a little corner of the universe where we kept to ourselves.
My only problem with the concepts you've mentioned is that one of the main ideas of Christianity is that God gave us free-will. Meaning that we can choose to do things or not do things and there is no external force preventing us from doing what we want to, aside from our own laws and things like that.
Originally posted by Jenna
My only problem with the concepts you've mentioned is that one of the main ideas of Christianity is that God gave us free-will. Meaning that we can choose to do things or not do things and there is no external force preventing us from doing what we want to, aside from our own laws and things like that. This is what troubles me about your concepts.
If God were to be preventing us from finding out certain things about our universe, that would be taking away our choice of discovering it if we wanted to or not if we don't. In my mind that goes against the statement that we have free-will. To me, free-will means that nothing and no one can hinder my actions, thoughts, or words except myself. God preventing us from doing things would hinder our actions, thoughts or words, whichever the case may be.
Originally posted by cedargrove
My first question centers on evolution. I don't understand how Christians don't see the power and beauty of evolution. Not even from an ape to man perspective, but the entire world. God created 119 (that we know of) atomic elements and they comprise everything we sense in this world. All it took was 119 pieces and some physics to get to where we are now. Is it more impressive to build a computer that never changes and strictly takes orders or one that can evolve with the environment and make it's own choices? Can you imagine trying to write a computer program that would take 120 pieces and self evolve into life and the appropriate environments?[edit on 21-6-2006 by cedargrove]
See I don't believe in a god that treats me like an Idiot. If he inspired a bunch of men to write down some stories that were just "Lessons" and planted a bunch of fossils and did all this stuff to test my faith then that is wrong. A REAL God would have gave us the truth... not some fairytales to make us behave and be obedient. If you don't believe the Bible is literal... but a collection of fairytales and you still want to put your faith into it.... come on man, get real
My question to you is that how did god manage to create 119 elements when over 30 elements are man made?
Originally posted by cedargrove
For the same reason parents don't explain the entire process of sexual intercouse to an eight year old. The same reasons parents tell their kids about santa claus. We are God's children, we will always be children compared to Him.
Originally posted by wyldwylly
God has spoken with truth...
Originally posted by Rev Paine
That is all fine and dandy, but why then did God never once make himself appearant to mankind?
Why also is the basis of modern man's belief in Christianity, the Holy Bible, anonymous and without authority?
Originally posted by marko1970
Just wanted to help you out with your questions.