reply to post by iLemming
Honestly, are you actually going out of your way to sound as pretentious as possible? ...because that's how you come across - not as intelligent, but
as utterly self-absorbed, and... frankly, ignorant. You've posted here to make yourself sound clever with your anti-Christian, anti-God stance, but
all you've succeeded in doing is showing that you actually know nothing about the topic you're confronting Christians with. Every single point you've
made is answered succinctly in the Bible. There's nothing clever in your argument, just a series of hollow assertions based on your own lack of
Regardless, here... have some answers.
"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; let them have... (wait for it)... DOMINION" (Genesis 1:26). Earth was
created to be subject to man.
This pattern, however, was disrupted by sin:
"Cursed is the ground because of you. In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life."
...so whereas man was created to have dominion, that dominion was wrested away from him by his own sinfulness. Earth fell into rebellion to its
master, just as we fell into rebellion against ours.
For this reason, in Luke 13, Jesus says, in reference to the tragic collapse of a tower in Siloam, "do you think that they were worse sinners than all
the other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no."
As you so neatly put it, "crap happens". This is the new natural, the paradigm we have all existed under since the fall. Don't make the mistake of
believing that just because something is natural, that it's the way things were intended to be. Nothing could be further from the truth.
So no, God didn't create chaos. He created an ordered world. This is why Genesis 1 is so rigidly structured, in order to reflect that order. The
disorder comes from Genesis 3, where mankind, the head of God's creation, disobeys Him and throws the entire system under the affect of sin, and as a
 By the way, if you want to have an open, honest discussion about these things, I'm more than happy to do so... but by coming to the topic
with an a priori set of answers and a profound disrespect, you've already determined the outcome in your own mind. It's not us Christians you're
doing a disservice to, it's yourself. "The greatest hindrance to the truth is the conviction that you already have it". That applies to BOTH sides
of a debate - mine AND yours. ...try to keep that in mind next time.
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