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Posted on 11/14/2005 8:06:26 AM PST by Exigence
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How have I limited God? That's a silly reply. The Bible says he created man in his image. I didn't think it up.
229 posted on 11/15/2005 8:23:59 AM PST by mlc9852
This was my question. You did not answer it.
What if they say "God is the Creator of all life"
"I also believe in evolution"
230 posted on 11/15/2005 8:24:19 AM PST by From many - one.
This is what you purport to be a reply:
"To: From many - one.
Can you believe God created Adam and Eve as complete humans and also believe humans descended from an ape-like creature?
232 posted on 11/15/2005 8:25:40 AM PST by mlc9852"
It's not a reply, just another comment unrelated to the question.
Since that's troll behavionr, we're done for today.
Non-response. See my prior post re trolls.
There are many times I think it's half baked.
"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:24 -- Christ speaking)
Notable physical/visible manifestations of God (called Theophanies):
Various physical, apparently man or angel-like appearances in Genesis, not well-described.
. . And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
He also appeared as a pillar of smoke/flame
Appeared in the form of an angel
As a dis-embodied hand to a poor shmuck who thought it would be OK to have a dinner party with the Temple gold dishes (during Babylonian captivity).
Various times a "light" "smoke" and the like.
Basically, His "image" is beyond our understanding, and is, at least, tri-partite.
Jesus explained this bit to the Sadduces who were trying to trip him up on marriage question. (If a widow remarries, who would she be married to in Heaven. Christ's answer: No one -- it does not work that way in heaven; you'll be like angels, who apparently work by different rules.)
f. The view that living things in all the major kingdoms are modified descendants of a common ancestor (described in the pattern of a branching tree) has been challenged in recent years by:i. Discrepancies in the molecular evidence (e.g., differences in relatedness inferred from sequence studies of different proteins) previously thought to support that view.
ii. A fossil record that shows sudden bursts of increased complexity (the Cambrian Explosion), long periods of stasis and the absence of abundant transitional forms rather than steady gradual increases in complexity, and
iii. Studies that show animals follow different rather than identical early stages of embryological development.
Breathtaking. And this will pass for science in Kansas.
The sun might shine there, but if his head's buried?
How about a "spiritual" image?
Probably why "Thou shalt make no graven image"...to prevent just such nonsense as God looking like an old white male sitting on a cloud, or young ill favoured semitic male (I don't have time to track it but Jesus wasn't supposed to be pretty), or a handsome bearded young man looking skyward.
Not really. I know why most people in the US don't believe the ToE. They have fallen prey to unscrupulous snake oil salesmen that fill their heads with misinformation about the ToE.
"fill their heads with misinformation about the ToE."
The Cambrian explosion wasn't unique?
Do you believe humans are nothing more than well-evolved apes?
The main thing I see is that the Author suffers from a Surplus of Capital letters.
I don't know about the unity thing. That is pretty well contrary to the Scripture.
For one, the Resurrection is expressly bodily -- now how bodily,
And of course, Jesus (who is a facet of God) was fully man, and that includes all the "joys" of being a human from Acid reflux to Zits.
Well the unity business is a Hindu thing, but "made in a spiritual image of God" seems to me that when we go to Heaven we become one with God. Sometimes the similarity of religious thought around the world starting from different precepts is quite interesting.
You want a design flaw? How about intractable pain, which serves no useful purpose but with no way to turn it down or off? Certainly not an example of good design there.
I've been considering a list of bad or at least non-ideal or non-intelligent designs. PH doesn't have such a list, or didn't a while back.
Think it's worthwhile to compile such a thing?
Sure--we're a mess! Knees, lower back...
You're forgetting, all the design flaws didn't happen until the Fall...
Also, aren't the flaws a result of degeneration into increased entropy as a result of the second law of thermodynamics?
THE COURT: Mr. Gillen, that is an interesting coincidence, but it was not by design. (Laughter and applause.) With that, I declare the trial portion of this extended case adjourned.
The most telling part of that incident does not appear in the transcript, but rather in news accounts of the incident. The "laughter and applause" reportedly lasted 15 seconds. That's an eternity in comedic terms. The judge's closing quip put a defining exclamation point on how silly the premise of the design argument is, and represented a knife through the heart of the defense's case.
Exactly. All the laws of nature are a divine gift except the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics - that's a punishment for talking to snakes.
No creationism to see here!
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