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Originally posted by Shadow Herder
Picture the smallest bug you had ever seen in this vast world. Will it ever comprehend the nature of things. biology, science, math? To argue or try to understand what God is or isnt is like the bug mentioned above, the limits of the human intelligent renders it impossible to understand the true nature of God/Nature that the discussion could be as futile as trying to teach an ant algebra.
In the infancy of the race, man often confounds the Creator with the creature, and attributes to the former the imperfections of the latter. But, in proportion as his moral sense becomes developed, man's thought penetrates more deeply into the nature of things, and he is able to form to himself a juster and more rational idea of the Divine Being, although his idea of that Being must always be imperfect and incomplete.
God exists. You cannot doubt His existence, and that is one essential point. Do not seek to go beyond it; do not lose yourselves in a labyrinth which, for you, is without an issue. Such inquiries would not make you better; they would rather tend to add to your pride, by causing you to imagine that you knew something, while, in reality, you would know nothing. Put aside systems. You have things enough to think about that concern you much more nearly, beginning with yourselves. Study your own imperfections, that you may get rid of them; this will be far more useful to you than the vain attempt to penetrate the impenetrable.
In fact Creation Theory understands Creation to be unique.
Humans cannot create, in that sense, only in a lesser, metaphorical sense.
Writing a story, for example, is not "Creation" in the sense intended, and so it does not make us gods.
In the theological sense, "Creation" is the word that we use to describe what God does to bring the world into existence. We can't say anything more about that, because it's beyond our understanding. In the commonplace, metaphorical sense, "creation" is also used to describe what humans do when they conceive ideas or put things together. My definition of God was using the first sense of the word. That is what I was talking about.
Originally posted by Phoenix267
I'm an atheist and I don't believe in a deity. To me the concept of "God" could mean anything to the believer. Limited only by the imagination.