I don't understand...

United States
May 26, 2007 10:23pm CST
...how people can look at humans, see the thousand complexity and intricacies in our form and how every internal and external part of us functions together as one. How the body heals itself from a wound, how a woman gives birth and how an embryo forms itself into a living creature. I can't grasp how one can look at the earth, sceneries and views, lake and waterfalls, sunset and sunrises, the vastness of the sea.. how the sun is so powerful that it burns our skin from thousands of miles away and still can't be looked at directly, how it lights up the entire earth. How the moon appears to magically come out to light the night. How the earth rotates yet I don't feel a thing...how everything connects. I don't understand how people can acknowledge the grand scale of the universe, innumerable stars and galaxies and planets... and yet, deny that there is a God. What are things that you just don't understand?
2 responses
• Thailand
27 May 07
The thing that I don't understand is how anyone can look at the wonder of the universe and not look farther, to seek an understanding of it. To accept the answer "God did it" and stop there is to live in ignorance. There is science to explain all of the things you have mentioned. I am not denying that God has a part in it, just saying, understand how these thing came about.
• United States
27 May 07
I don't see "science" in how the earth is. You're saying that science created the universe and every living and/or natural entity in it? Well then... who created science? It surely didn't come about by itself?
• Thailand
27 May 07
You are either having a problem reading what I said or are intentionally misstating it. I in no way implied that science created anything. I simply stated that a knowledge of science can give you a better understanding of our world and the vast universe we are a small part of.
• United States
27 May 07
You said that science can explain everything I described above, yes? So if that's fact, science explains the creation of the universe. So I asked, who then created science. But either way, I apologize if I misunderstood you. I do have knowledge of science in general of course, I just don't see how it has anything to do with creation.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
2 Jul 07
I have the complete opposite view. I look at all the wonders in the world you described above, and can't understand how people can think that whatever lead to all those things, had anything whatsoever in common with humans (or even a "super" version of a human). The things we use to create (minds and hands), evolved slowly over a long time period, and proved useful for surviving in the environment on Earth during a particular time period. It makes no sense to me that a mind would exist, disembodied and on a different plane of existence, with a drive to make all the things we behold. It especially doesn't make sense that the universe would be filled with so much superfluous material and an excess of time, if humans were the aim of this creator's efforts. Minds don't seem to be required to make suns or galaxies or more earthly phenomenon like plants, animals or weather. They just seem to unfold or develop on their own.