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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Prov 16:33 The dice are cast into the lap, but every result is from the Lord.

With that being said, why do you suppose Creationists have such a bugaboo about chance? Most assume that if there is any element of chance involved that means that God is not in control, which is not scriptural, and truth be told, quite idiotic.


41 posted on 02/26/2009 12:02:06 PM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: allmendream
With that being said, why do you suppose Creationists have such a bugaboo about chance? Most assume that if there is any element of chance involved that means that God is not in control, which is not scriptural, and truth be told, quite idiotic.

The theological debate between Free Will and Predestination has been around for centuries.

C.S. Lewis has a chapter on the subject. And a book Entitled "Free Will" by Thomas Pink is very good. And then there was the TULIP Convention around the time of The Reformation or shortly thereafter.

Essentially the Protestants adopted Predestination contained in Calvin's five points and the Roman Catholics adopted Freewill.


45 posted on 02/26/2009 12:58:05 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: allmendream; betty boop; Alamo-Girl
Prov 16:33 The dice are cast into the lap, but every result is from the Lord.

With that being said, why do you suppose Creationists have such a bugaboo about chance? Most assume that if there is any element of chance involved that means that God is not in control, which is not scriptural, and truth be told, quite idiotic.

That's simply because the evos keep using chance as an argument as evidence against the existence of God. They aren't the ones who started ir then, if they believe the Bible.

So then, can we presume that since chance doesn't mean that God is not in control, that disorder and randomness are not evidences against God, like the evos like to put forth?

So all evidence, both order and complexity, and chance, are no evidence against God at all. There's no precedent in that case for undirected evolution or the possibility of any of the universe or life arising without an intelligent cause.

53 posted on 02/26/2009 5:12:28 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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