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|Nonreligious / Muslim Joe / Jim / JohnPaul:|
1- As If God needs defending
2- As if humans could
3- As if anyone cares what keiths sez
But anyway, being brought up in a Christian family and having attended catholic schools, it is clear to anyone with an IQ over 50, that pain and suffering are the result of the fall of man. We brought it upon ourselves, with a lttle help from below. Now we have to deal with it.
Individual salvation can be had, as can individual damnation- equal opportunity. The choice is yours.
So that is how Christians explain and accept the world, keiths- unless they have changed in the past thirty + years.
This is also consistant with baraminology...
So ... he creates a perfect Eden, apart from this snake and this tree. Tells 'em not to eat the fruit. "Go on, have a nibble", says the snake. 6,000 years later, the world is full of disease, cataclysm and sin. "It's your own fucking fault" says God. "Your ancestors ate a fruit, and I told 'em not to".
Yes, that all seems totally in order. Pass me the scourge.
... and all the while, this deity knew what was going to happen, because it.. erm... designed A&E that way.
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad