January 13th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Is God in control?
There is another option(s) of course, that is that no-one (god) is in control but there is a god.
I used to say I was an atheist but agnostic is more accurate. I don't know where we came from and a random explosion in space doesn't explain where space came from.
It could be that god(s) created humans but now sit back and watch, taking no direct action over the course of events in the same way I occasionally observe the ant colony in my yard but do nothing to it.
It could be that god(s) created humans and occasionally interfere in events in the same way I once strirred up another colony with a stick, threw grasshoppers on the mound etc not with any malice but out of curiosity. So for many colonies I had no effect but for a few ants I altered their lives.
It could be that god(s) created humans, has the power and will to interfere but like a farmer is busy tending other plants in another part of the garden (universe). When he/she/it/they come back to this plant (earth) he/she/it/they will notice an infestation and spray it with weed killer (armageddon).