Concepts of God: universe too big for Him? (The nature of a \'Creator\')

by David Turell @, Saturday, November 11, 2017, 14:38 (163 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: I don’t remember ever offering a theistic explanation for the giant universe. I agree with the authors that its vastness and seemingly random comings and goings are an argument for atheism. But the complexities of life are an argument for theism. And so I remain agnostic. Meanwhile, you are now left with my first suggestion: God must have had a human-oriented reason for the giant universe, even though you can’t think of one. The answer you have given above does not explain WHY he created the GIANT universe when all he wanted was to create the human brain, and that was the authors’ point. You have said yourself you don’t know why, so maybe we should leave it at that.

DAVID: I clearly said above that the giant universe was required to produce the Earth. The explosion of stars to create the elements needed for life are a clear reason to believe that. All a process of evolution.

dhw: Well, I’ve never created a universe myself, but I must confess I find it odd that billions and trillions and zillions of solar systems and stars coming and going for approx. nine thousand million years were “required” to produce just one little planet, all for the sake of one species of animal.

I guess you think we are that inconsequential, but we are the only folks around who can study why we are here. I'm simply paraphrasing Paul Davies. But that doesn't matter to you.

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