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← Intelligent Design and the cruelty of nature

godzillatemple's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by godzillatemple

Darwin famously wrote, “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.”

Wow, great minds think alike, I guess...

The question being asked is why a loving God includes the rest of the natural world when the whole point is about OUR sin, OUR free will, and the choices he supposedly hopes WE make. God is after all trying to make a point about sin to us. What does it have to do with the rest of nature? This makes God sadistic, not loving, to include the rest of nature when they lack the supposed free will we have.

Exactly.

Wed, 16 May 2012 02:02:33 UTC | #941744