Beauty in creation.

Update: Paul points out a major flaw in my and David's argument for why suffering exists: the Fall. You can read all about it at Creation Ministries, a wonderful source of factual information. I haven't and I won't subject my brain to that torture.

Religious people often cite the beauty of nature as evidence of god. Butterflies and flowers come to mind. What about this, this and this? Warning, contains disturbing images. The second example is discussed by David Attenborough as follows:

My response is that when Creationists talk about God creating every individual species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids, sunflowers and beautiful things. But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West Africa, [a worm] that's going to make him blind. And [I ask them], 'Are you telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all-merciful God, who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent child's eyeball? Because that doesn't seem to me to coincide with a God who's full of mercy'.
For me is the most compelling argument against the existence of god of the bible.


Paul said...

According to Creation Ministries International, regarding this particular quote:
"Attenborough ignores the Fall, as do most such critics; God did NOT design things this way, but they became this way after sin entered the world"
So there. A watertight response...

Jarrod said...

I have edited the post to include that devastating counter argument

Paul said...

You appear to have accidentally crossed out the phrase "a wonderful source of factual information" when referring to CMI. Just thought I'd let you know, as you'll probably want to fix it.

p.s. the full CMI link is here and they don't say anything more about it than what I quote, such is the simple elegance of the argument.

Jarrod said...

HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Apparently he sets up straw man

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