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Originally posted by flashguy: God (#1), with #2 (Evolution) as a possible mechanism. I don't attempt to probe the mysteries of God's mind -- how He went about it is His business.
Makes sense to me. For God to tell us how He does things would be like a beginning first grader trying to understand advanced calculus.
Sidenote. I believe after we leave mortality we go to the next phase of God's plan. Years ago Stephen Hawking spoke at the college where I taught. He was a brilliant scientist, and a staunch atheist. He passed away a couple of years ago, I wonder if he is still an atheist.
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it....While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it" - Judge Learned Hand, May 1944
I've spoken to people who came to their position of atheism through their problems with various religions. For instance, unsatisfactory answers for the problem of evil and suffering. As frustrating and disturbing as these things can be a lack of answers can't justify a conclusion that there is no God or being who could create us. Personally, I find that it requires far more faith to believe in random evolution than creation by God.
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