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Author Topic:   Question for creationists: Why would you rather believe in a small God?
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Message 292 of 301 (706117)
09-06-2013 9:18 AM
Reply to: Message 291 by Theodoric
09-06-2013 8:51 AM

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I'm not at all sure that Alias has anything but confused unintegrated thinking going on but there is a viewpoint hidden in there that you might be missing.
Alias claims that letting bad things happen is a sign of love. You claim it is evil.
But one view is that we don't have the "big picture". We don't see the totality an the end consequences of things. When we deny a child a cookie his view is that we are very mean and cruel when we are only concerned about his health but having him see that would be very difficult with his limited knowledge and view. How much more limited is our view compared to Tom's. Maybe what you see as "evil" is part of a greater whole that produces the greatest good.
You find alias's anthropomorphizing disturbing but maybe it is you who is anthropomorphizing too much. We can't imagine what Tom's view of things is like if he is all knowing. He is not at all human or human like.
However, the problem that Alias has hidden in this view is that he can't know Tom at all. He's worshipping an entirely unknown alien creature that has a view of things utterly incomprehensible. We maybe "in his image" but we can't possibly be anything "like" him as sentient beings.
Alias maybe worshipping that is deeply evil by our standards and even the standards of it's peers. His fall back is, if not in so many words in this thread, "god is unknowable". And if you accept that then this creature could be anything at all.
Of course, the other half of Alias's thinking assume he knows god and that he is a kindly old fella somewhere- a total anthropomorphization. His views are utterly mixed up.
He isn't thinking it through and you'll never get him to.
But you aren't doing a good job of trying to peer into his thinking and sort some of it out either.

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