Where is the wonder?

“…a universe with God is a universe devoid of wonder. It’s nothing to marvel at if it was all done with the snap of omnipotent fingers. There’s nothing awe-inspiring. How could the creation of a perfect being be anything less than perfect? It’s impossible, which makes the universe [created by a god] and the way it exists anything but precious or rare or beautiful.”

Think about that for a minute. A universe created by an omnipotent being is infinitely reproducible including an infinite number of you. It’s nothing more than god playing SIMs.

Read the whole post to get all the goodness out of it. I really liked this post and the thoughts behind it.

Adventures in randomness

This question is often leveled at atheists by believers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve personally heard these arguments. The claim is that once you take God out of the equation, what happens to beauty? Without God, the universe and everything in it (mostly life, though) looses an awe-inspiring quality. Indeed, how many times have you heard a believer say something about how “you can see God in the beauty of a sunrise,” or “God’s power is reflected in the enormity and complexity of the universe,” etc? Probably a fair amount.

But is that really true?

It seems to me that a universe with God is a universe devoid of wonder. It’s nothing to marvel at if it was all done with the snap of omnipotent fingers. There’s nothing awe-inspiring. How could the creation of a perfect being be anything less than perfect? It’s impossible, which makes the…

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