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Creation: Why? [Aug. 30th, 2008|01:51 am]
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Okay, so supposing God exists as the creator, there's a question that pretty much goes unanswered which is "why?"

The most reasonable answer I can think of would be entertainment. There's this existing being chillin' all over all that is, and he's like "Okay, let's do this..." Because it's like this ongoing sitcom that he can get off on watching because we're all clueless creatures, pondering philosophical things and his very existence.

But they say that God is perfect, and though the idea of perfection is pretty ambiguous, I think my understanding of the term would insist there's a huge contradiction. If God, again supposing he exists, is perfect, then he wouldn't NEED or WANT. If one needs or wants something, then everything can't be perfect. If it were, then why need or want? (I'm doing a circle, I know...)

And then there's the whole question, why is it that God's whole existence seems to revolve only around what's going on here on earth? I mean, there's this whole universe, and I suppose there could be more outside of this univers, why don't we hear about God's activity outside of the human race? Why does he only address us?

And back to the whole entertainment theory: How could it possibly be all that entertaining when he already knows what's going on, supposedly. If I go and pick up a movie and knew everything in the movie, word for word, minute by minute, every gesture, every facial expression EXACTLY - EVERY - DETAIL, how is that even entertaining anymore?

None of this is really solid, but the more I discuss one part, it leads me into another.

AND, for crying out loud, WHY do we question every single possibility when we know that no other human could possibly contain a definite answer - and if they COULD, why would we believe them over the other people who think they know the "true" answer to it all?
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From: d_h_belmont
2008-08-31 04:16 am (UTC)
I've never agreed with the concept of the Christian God. For as omnipotent as he/she/it is, he/she/it acts and thinks in such human terms, which creates these almost unanswerable questions. I also find it funny how this God, in the Book of Exodus, calls himself a "jealous God", which would suggest jealousy is some sort of aspect of goodness and perfection. What a riot.

To your first question, I turn to an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (AT LAST! MY FIRST POSTED REFERENCE TO STAR TREK!) where Data gets to meet his creator, Dr. Soong, shortly before Soong is murdered by Data's "twin", Lore. Data asked the doctor why he felt compelled to create him. Soong replied "Why does a painter paint? Why does a boxer box? The same need was there with me." One might look at it in the same way with a God. Of course, I think if there was a purpose to our existence it is probably beyond our current range of comprehension.

Oh, if we knew about other life forms across the universe, we'd realize we weren't so special after all and a good portion of us can't stand the idea of having so much in common as a lowly amoeba, so they'd report to the nearest closet and hang themselves.

As for the "universe" not being entertaining, one would have to think that this God came up with the concept of entertainment, too, of course, that ties into the whole thing I said in the beginning.

Finally, I think it's in our nature to question the world around us. Whether it be nature or chance or something else, animals have been given fantastic abilities to defend and attack. For us, humans have been given a brain. We constantly process data and think abstractly. Of course we're going to tackle the impossible questions. Lots of neat beneficial stuff can come out of talks like this.
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