Originally posted by Believer:
I think it takes more faith to believe that this was all an accident than to believe it was designed. I mean really when you start looking at the "odds" of something sparking an explosion, which leads to the birth of billions of stars, each with planets of their own. And the thought of a planet forming that is able to support life.
Then take into account the fact that the circumstances on this rock orbiting this star not only sustain life, but that life has now evolved to form more complex life forms that can think for themselves, and create complex machines, and on and on.
It boggles my mind how this does not take more faith than the belief that we were created for a purpose by a creator. I can understand the problem of not knowing which creator is the right creator, but to completely do away with "a creator" is beyond reason in my mind.
Faith?? I don't see it.
It is mind boggling, though.
Life, the universe & everything are amazing!
I'm not saying that God didn't do it, because it could, in a universe with so many mysteries, be possible, I suppose, but to me, to imagine an almighty powerful, vengeful, superman, sitting on a heavenly cloud, and playing with the planets and the people as if this were a giant pack of Lego is beyond logic.
That is what the ancient Greeks believed ~ superbeings sitting on clouds or on Mount Olympus 'playing' with us.
No-one believes that now, do they? Would you consider this believable? Yet this is pretty much the same as the Bible stories.
I suppose, if that is what so many cultures have believed over time, and since we have evidence, if not proof, of an afterlife, etc, then there may indeed be beings on another plane - including God or gods - but that is considered 'supernatural', and is dismissed by many Christians, so I'm confused by this.
I cannot say what is correct because I don't know - agnostic - but I really cannot see how anyone can be fully convinced by the idea of a supernatural, but imperfect, being in the sky, manipulating us and our universe.