Love analogies! However, they always fail at some point.
The question is whether we want a physical existence and all the imperfection that entails, or do we wish to forego a physical existence and opt only for the spiritual one where we can avoid the physical catastrophes?
I don’t think anyone should have invented games of any kind! People always lose and they feel bad. No games, no losers. Wow! We can make the world better by simply eliminating games. What say you?
Because it’s a flawed analogy. There is no direct correlation between mechanical machines and biological life for one. The so-called design argument is to an extent based on the idea of empiricism, which assumes that the existence of God can be proven. There are actually many theists who reject the argument from design. Also the argument you present has fundamental presuppositions on notions of “good” “bad” “perfection”. Are these notions something real and absolute or are they arbitrary constructs of human evolution. So if one states that they are merely arbitrary then I will simply toss out the argument as merely arbitrary as well.
According to evangelicals, God created human beings to give glory to Him.
That’s what He wanted from the get go.
And yet what do we have in the world today. Five major religions, fundamentalists of at least one religion who go about cutting off the heads of others, lots of people who’ve never heard of God, people starving, people suffering, etc. etc.
A good watchmaker creates a good watch, a competent Creator creates a world that does what he wants it to do…
And yet here we are…
Which supports my theory that what God wanted was a soap opera to watch for all time.
Again…you have choices to make. The Lord spells out what He considers to be the right path but in His creation, you have a spherical choice. It’s all up to you to choose which way you choose to go and this time frame is your watch.
I’m sure He doesn’t need it… but doesn’t He want it?
Isn’t that what goes on through the whole Old Testament - worship me or else?
I’ve been watching the videos of a guy named Todd Friel who is an evangelist with a radio program - he said that… so I admit I assumed all evangelicals felt the same way.
If God doesn’t want humans to glorify him, what does he want?
The video below is also where he says that God has pre-ordained everything. (Meaning - to me - that no one should be blamed for everything, because God makes it all happen, using everyone as “instruments” to bring about what he wants. People have no free will - what they’re gonna do God has chosen for them already.)
“The intention of this universe is to bring God glory.”