Saturday, August 8, 2009

"If the Earth is only 6000 years old, then why..." Question number 87.

I'll just go about these questions randomly. It's more interesting that way.

This question has two parts to its setup. The first is obviously "If the Earth is 6000 years old.." The second part of the setup is "and God is eternal and has always existed..." Now, here's the question.

Given those two suppositions by some fundamentalist Christians, then it follows that God has been sitting around for all eternity (because half of eternity is still eternity, correct? Half of eternity is behind us and the other half is always in front of us. That never changes), all by himself, in the dark (because he created light 6000 years ago, right?), all alone. And then one day, 6000 years ago, he decides to create Earth and the entire universe that goes along with it. Just out of the blue. Why then? What was God doing for the rest of that time? Planning it all? But if God is perfect and all-knowing, then He already knew everything that He must do, and He even knew when He was going to do it! So, why, out of the darkness and emptiness, in all that "waste and void", after spending eternity in that darkness, did He decide that 6000 years ago was the correct time to make Heaven and Earth?

That makes absolutely no sense to me.

2 comments:

Beach Bum said...

What I want to know is why have biblethumpers come to the conclusion that in the Bible when it is written that God created us in his image they figure the creator of the universe is humanoid?

Another question, if Adam and Eve were the first people and Cain and Able their children who did Cain marry that carried his mark from killing his brother?

One more for shits and giggles. If the earth is 6000 years old and dinosaurs were around for cave men to ride like some of the creationists suggest where the hell are the saddles and "fresh remains" of those domesticated reptiles?

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

While 'inspired writing' is valued, it is still written by the hand of humanity. Why can't we take credit for it? (visa vi the Bible) and btw, why can't or don't we take responsibility for ourselves? It seems to me that these rightwingnut biblethumping folk are so excited to be 'other directed' they never tend to think for themselves. It's just easier that way. En masse. Led en masse by a 'my god is better than your god' wave of violence in all forms. With no less than 12 different cosmological / creation / evolution theories to choose from, we are still duking it out over ideas so antiquated in fear that it just gives you bleeding mind. No wonder these wingnuts are freaking that our President would tell school children they are in control of their own destiny.

But I really liked the question!