Skip to comments.Darwin’s Sad Legacy (evolution invented to give death and suffering a positive explanation?)
Posted on 04/15/2009 10:52:09 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
The common thread throughout Darwins life was his continual struggle with the issue of death and suffering. He was never able to reconcile the existence of death, disease, and struggle with the character of a loving God:
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.
Darwin was unable to understand why a loving Creator God would allow the horrible things he witnessed in nature and everyday life. Animals fed on one another; creatures ripped each other apart; women died in childbirth, etc. The world seemed heartless and cruel. Darwins eventual expansion of the concept of evolution seemed to provide a somewhat positive purpose for the suffering and death he could not explain.
Two of Darwins biographers went so far as to imply that...
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This one’s for you, DevNet.
See my tagline.
God did not invent death and evil.
Actually, according to the Bible, we were once perfect, and then rebelled against God, resulting in sin, suffering, degeneration, and death. Evolution, has it completely the other way around. We start from pond-scum, and godless random processes, shaped by suffering and death, slowly build us toward perfection.
Good one!...and oh sooooo true!!!
Then who did.
That which is perfect can not fail.
Get over evolution already - it’s as real as the earth orbiting the sun or the expansion of the universe. None of that means anyone’s faith in God or religion should be abandoned - I know plenty of 13 year olds who are mature and secure enough in their faith to grasp that concept.
I should have said that God did not invent rebellion against Him.
God subjected creation to the curse of death, but the evil of Lucifer preceded God’s cursing.
God invented the first life and also invented the rebirth of life that was demonstrated by the Rez.
“The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.”
Too many political conservatives don’t understand that truth. Rush Limbaugh being one of them.
It’s called free will.
==Get over evolution already - its as real as the earth orbiting the sun or the expansion of the universe
Wrong. Darwin’s ToE is a materialist fairytale, based on zero evidence (other than a few minor variations between finches), and was invented steal credit from, and ultimately take the place of, God’s creation account in Genesis. And guess what, it’s not working...the HMS Beagle is going down, despite being subsidized by the government, and despite our courts banning the teaching of the other side in our public schools and universities. Even the Evos are abandoning the HMS Beagle in search of a new God-denying evolutionary ship!
"I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.
A being who is created perfect has a perfectly free will and is perfectly free to choose between good and evil actions.
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