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|Posted By: Mike|
Posted On: Dec 14, 2007
|The nature of God|
Nice site Keith; a great collection of 'big questions' and well-constructed answers.
I've come to many of the same conclusions as you and share your logical approach to answering these questions.
On the subject of there being a 'plan' you reject the idea because it would infer the existence of God and you assert that God does not need a plan as he can do anything. But that is only one interpretation of God and His abilities. Couldn't it be that God does exist and has power to create a universe and have a degree of influence upon it but not to the extent of being able to 'do anything He wants'.
He may have a plan that we are incapable of appreciating (as mere humans) and He is following that to the best of His ability. We can't assume that the ability to create the universe infers the ability to intervene in its evolution.
Similarly, although God may well wish to avoid exposing us to unecessary suffering or to proivde irrefutable scientific evidence for His own existence, there is no reason to assume this is within His ability.
So, we could all be part of a God-directed plan; an imperfect one, but a plan just the same.
|Posted By: Richard|
Posted On: Feb 20, 2009
|RE: The nature of God|
Perhaps god has more important and advanced entities to look after?!?!