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Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
#11
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
False dichotomy. Evolution and magic aren't the only two options, even if you did prove evolution to be false.

Why exactly does science get one strike and it's out, and then you're free to make up stuff instead?
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#12
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
(August 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm)Godschild Wrote: It seems that evolution of man can't be, the genome of man is miss copying itself at a rate that man will become extinct in some thousand years from now. So we can eliminate evolution for man and the only thing left is a creation corrupted by sin.

GC

I'd ask what the hell you're talking about, but I know you don't know. What fetid corner of Answers in Genesis did you crib this brain fart from?
#13
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
(August 28, 2015 at 12:32 pm)dyresand Wrote:
(August 28, 2015 at 10:47 am)IanHulett Wrote: I'm debating a creationist ATM, and he thinks that because we don't know how life began, it must be god. But why? Since a lot of (christians/creationists) think that, why does the answer to our biggest questions have to be God? Why can't we settle for "I don't know" and try to find the answer to these questions?

I'd love to see your responses.

Honestly it comes down to intelligence and education. The thing is with theists they don't like using i don't know so they use god dun it 
as a answer rather than going out and figuring out what happened.

We're not all that way, but sadly, a vast majority are.
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#14
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
(August 28, 2015 at 10:47 am)IanHulett Wrote: I'm debating a creationist ATM, and he thinks that because we don't know how life began, it must be god. But why? Since a lot of (christians/creationists) think that, why does the answer to our biggest questions have to be God? Why can't we settle for "I don't know" and try to find the answer to these questions?

I'd love to see your responses.

Was his answer literally that because we don't know, therefore God?

Facepalm
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#15
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
I'm feeling there must be an evolutionary explanation for such widespread discomfort with uncertainty. Our capacity to ask far outstretches our capacity to answer, and for some people that seems to causes a brain hole. This hole must then be filled in with the nearest available nonsense, because anything is better than a hole.
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#16
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
(August 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm)robvalue Wrote: I'm feeling there must be an evolutionary explanation for such widespread discomfort with uncertainty. Our capacity to ask far outstretches our capacity to answer, and for some people that seems to cause an overload which must be filled up with the nearest available nonsense.

Rob I'm interested if you ever think our capacity to answer will catch up to our capacity to ask.  It seems the more we answer, the more questions arise.  "I don't know" is acceptable, but we will always seek the answer to those questions we feel are important to us.  We can deduce an answer that seems plausible, but still requires more questions.
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#17
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
I severely doubt it will ever catch up. As soon as one mystery is "solved" it is bound to open up more questions, like you say.

We may not ever even know if this is the only reality, a question that is clearly on many people's minds a lot.
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#18
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
(August 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm)robvalue Wrote: I severely doubt it will ever catch up. As soon as one mystery is "solved" it is bound to open up more questions, like you say.

We may not ever even know if this is the only reality, a question that is clearly on many people's minds a lot.

Agreed.  One question answered opens a plethora more, to a seemingly infinite regress.
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#19
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
I would say that this situation is generally preferable to the alternative. If we knew everything, we'd get pretty bored as a species. It seems natural for us to want to always find out more.
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#20
RE: Christians: Why does the answer have to be god?
(August 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm)robvalue Wrote: I would say that this situation is generally preferable to the alternative. If we knew everything, we'd get pretty bored as a species. It seems natural for us to want to always find out more.

Therein lies the definition of "progress".  Smile
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