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← Intelligent Design and the cruelty of nature

susanlatimer's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by susanlatimer

This is a point that has frustrated me deeply for a very long time.

Claiming that there is a god who created creatures who suffered and died for billions of years before we even got here and who suffer and die by the billions even now,and that this god is an example of moral perfection is, to me, a deeply immoral belief.

Even a young earth creationist has to explain why a god would bother creating these other life forms in the first place and subjecting them to suffering and death if they have no responsibility for sin and no stake in the outcome. It doesn't even seem to occur to these people.

It's such a clear example of how self-absorbed humans can be. And how our delusions so often reflect that.

Wed, 16 May 2012 02:02:19 UTC | #941743