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Originally posted by jiggerj
In this article the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams stated:
"... human beings had evolved from non-human ancestors but were nevertheless “in the image of God”.
I don't understand how even highly intelligent people can't see the in-your-face flaw in thinking that man was made in the image of god. This implies that god has a nose and a mouth. Why would an eternal being need to breathe through a nose? And if he has a nose, then he must have lungs to absorb some kind of air. Does this mean that god can suffocate and die if his nose is covered up or blocked in some way?
If a nose and lungs, then god must have a throat. If a throat, then a stomach? Does this god need to eat? Can he get food poisoning and need to vomit? Does he spend an hour a day on the toilet?
If we are made in the image of god, does that mean god needs to shave and brush his teeth? Blow his nose? Can he get bad breath?
This doesn't sound like a god to me. Wouldn't such a perfect entity be made entirely of energy?
- Wisdom of Solomon
In chapter seven, Wisdom is said to be “the fashioner of all things” (v. 22). Because she fashions all things, is “an associate in his [God’s] works” (8:4), and is a “pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty” (7:25), Wisdom is eternal and one in being with the Father. Because Wisdom is God’s “creative agent”, she must be intimately identified with God himself.
Originally posted by CaptainNemo
A question to anybody who took used the trinitarian explanation: Do you think that God in genesis 1:27 initially created man with mind, body and spirit?
If so how do you explain genesis 3:22 "...Behold, the man is become as one of us."? What was given from the tree of knowledge of good and evil was morality, or free will which Jewish rabbinical sources associate spirit. Following the sequential of Genesis this would surely rule out the possibility of a triune model as an inherent part of the creators was not initially given.
Furthermore, earthly analogies are used to describe how man was created. With dust from the ground used to form the physical body, and the wind or breath of the Lord, the Lord's ruach. We have here only two constructive acts in the making of Adam. Where is the third? The word 'us' is indefinite, once again, to the trinitarians please provide more evidence of this tri-fold creation.
Originally posted by xacto
reply to post by jiggerj
I had this crazy idea it was referring to our schematic, or blue print, other wise known as DNA, the double helix. Electromagnetism emulate a double helical design, for the most part...geometrically they may be a bit different, but the common theme is clear as day.
Originally posted by Hellhound604
LOL, NOW I know why I gave up on religion.... It doesn't make any sense to me... Guess I am just too dumb to adhere to the Christian religion, and that is why I became a pantheist.