We are neither a curse nor blessing. We are animals as well, so saying we take resources meant for plants and animals is saying we take resources so we can live. Now we sure as hell are not perfect, and a bit messed up; however, I believe we are neither.
Humans being placed on this Earth is a blessing. I do not believe that God is capable of mistakes, wrong decisions or actions. Everything He says and does is absolute. He is perfect and He took the time to create man in His image. He said that there'd be light and there was, that there'd be a sky and every winged creature accorinding to its kind. Then water, where creatures of the sea would teem with life. Land and vegetation, so the creatures that move along the ground may graze upon it. Last He made man, so that he may rule over His creation. Since Genesis, Humans were meant to be blessings to the Earth. God gave man free will though. He gave them the right to perform deeds and commit sin. We are a blessing sent by God, but are cursed by the temptation of sin.
Do you have an audio recording of him saying this exact things or do you just have the word of who knows how many different apostles who wrote the damn book. God does not need to be brought into everything.
Well, guess I'll go do that then. :P
Just in my eyes it's ignorant. "God did this...." "God created this...." "This is God's word..." Just where's the damn proof!
I'm not atheistic, I do believe in a divine body, but I don't say mine is right. I don't say that my gods created this or that, or that I pretend to know their word and will. I keep an open mind to all religions, just enough with saying God did all this unless you can give me physical proof... And a fiction book, The Bible, New or Old Testament, is not evidence.
"@Mathgeekjoe How can we save the Earth from the Sun's death? If an asteroid hits the Earth then let it be a new species if animal will be born."
Sun expanding-we use gravitational tractor to move the earth.
"Humanity. They take resources claiming it theirs though it was actually homes for animals and plants." and you think an asteroid doesn't take resources and homes away animals and plants? What type of double standard is that.
@Mathgeekjoe If an asteroid did kill the dinosaurs then it actually helped the creation of humans so if it happens again maybe a species more intelligent then us will arise and humanity just stopped it from happening cause they were so scared for their own lives. It's not a double standard. We take other animals homes to create useless things technology which is only beneficial to us humans but an asteroid could create a new habitat causing evolution.
@Bolas First, God is ominpresent. I technically didn't bring Him into anyhting. I simply acknowledged His presence. Second, you call yourself open minded? Ha! That's funny. Third, I don't "pretend" to know God's word and will for me. I KNOW. You want proof? READ THE BIBLE! I dare you. That's the only physical proof there really is. I know you won't read it though. Your the type to have never even seen a Bible before yet you call it fiction, and yourself open minded. You settle for being an agnostic theist because your too lazy to actually go and find your own proof.
TBR, even though you weren't shoving it in the face, you still triggered a defense mechanism against "shoving atheism in their face". Keep in mind that there are a lot of atheist that do shove it in people's faces, thus a lot of theist have a natural defense mechanism against this shoving. It is possible to cause an over reaction immune response just by posting something similar to shoving atheism. Basically Jules322 just had a mental allergic reaction to what you said.
@Mathgeekjoe - The reaction is understood. Try looking it from the other way around some day. Religion, and Christianity in the US, permeates through every media, every day. From "another" perspective it looks like OCD.
@Jules322, I do have a Bible in my closet. I'll take you up on your offer and read it. However, still I will not change my religion. Being open-minded, which you claim I am not, I "DARE" you to read the Quron and Torah while we're at this. Deal?
I am just saying that if one wants to throw out that another, in this case me, isn't open minded then I shall read the Bible proving the other wrong and if the other doesn't agree to do the proclaimed he shall be noticed as a hypocritical and narrow-minded.
Why argue what cannot be proven or disproven? I will not proclaim my beliefs, if any, for the sake of mystery, but I do know this to be fact: Any omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient cannot be disproven, nor can it be proven.
@Bolas & Mathgeekjoe says - This stuff gets complex fast... Just like all religion. There is an Oral only component of the Torah (don't expect me to be able to entirely explain this). There is the written Tora (Mishneh Torah) there is the Talmud. The books of Moses are the primary components of the OT.