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May 6, 2017

"Wow, this entire generation can be judged by G-d on judgement day by a stupid computer game."

For if man can create entire worlds, creatures and sentient beings in cyberspace, there is no question that a higher order G-d could have created US.
Further, if we can code whatever the heck we want into our virtual world, then so can He. He could even code bones into stones for dinosaurs that never existed at all. The Coder could have left all sorts of unexplained writings and objects behind to test our faith in Him. Only a few weeks after I had these thoughts I saw the article where Elon Musk was offering a reward to anyone who could hack the Matrix in which we lived. As someone who routinely prays to the Great Coder and his Son, I thought about requesting Musk's reward. Unfortunately, my faith is just too weak for me to hack the Matrix (i.e. God's creation) at will. I can only point to the many inexplicable blessings in my life that seem to come from Faith in the Great Coder. And so, I'm left with commenting on American Digest. Who knows, maybe I was even prompted by the Great Coder in the Sky to type these words? He might have even coded them into the Matrix Himself while I was asleep in bed this night? by edaddy @ Something Wonderful: Molecular Visualizations of DNA

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 6, 2017 6:54 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Hundreds of times I have said, "This should be the easiest era yet for evangelizing The Real Presence."

I am continually blown away by scientific and technical advances that scream "G_D IS". If little ole me can comprehend it everyone should be able to...

Plus, I can't get the image of Earth taken from the rings of Saturn out of my mind. Brings to mind Horton and his little speck..."
We're here, we're here, we're here".

Posted by: Joyfully at May 7, 2017 6:05 AM

Gerard,

There is something irritating (for lack of a better word) about the creationist ideas put forth by "edaddy" and by B. Lewis. (I think I have already been round-and-round with B. Lewis on this point in the comments section years ago, so I'll keep it short.)

I was born and raised Christian, and I'm Catholic by choice. (And a pretty lousy one, probably -- my faith is pretty weak, most days.) What I find irritating in these creation-spiels (or "arguments from design", if you will) is they attempt to bring God down to our level. We design and build our creations, and so, therefore, God must design and build His creations, too. This notion seems disrespectful of God to me, a form of lese-majeste.

It would be far more respectful (as I see it) of God and His abilities to believe that He created the Universe in the way the physicists currently believe it happened -- 13 or 14 billion years ago, there was nothing (as far as we know) and then the Big Bang happened ("Let there be Light!" and there WAS light) and the Universe, through the workings of physical law, has evolved into its present form.

A divine Architect (my late father was a Mason, so sue me) weaving the fabric of the Universe in such a way at the very beginning of things that the Universe we see today would come to pass without any further intervention is a far more impressive and awe-inspiring (and frightening) Being than the five-and-dime version of God that so many Creationists peddle.

My two cents' worth.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by: Hale Adams at May 7, 2017 3:54 PM

In typical limited humanistic reaction it is automatically ASSumed there is a beginning and therefore an end sometime in the future.

In the 19th century human intelligence was such that the visionary's ASSumed UFO's looked much like the hot air balloons of the era but by the mid 20th century the UFO's took on a startling different appearance. Similarly the earth was once flat then turned round, and someday maybe people will advance to the point of understanding there never was a big bang. Maybe. That's. Why. It's. Called. A. Theory. And. Not. A. Fact.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 7, 2017 7:31 PM

In typical limited humanistic reaction it is automatically ASSumed there is a beginning and therefore an end sometime in the future.

In the 19th century human intelligence was such that the visionary's ASSumed UFO's looked much like the hot air balloons of the era but by the mid 20th century the UFO's took on a startling different appearance. Similarly the earth was once flat then turned round, and someday maybe people will advance to the point of understanding there never was a big bang. Maybe. That's. Why. It's. Called. A. Theory. And. Not. A. Fact.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 7, 2017 7:31 PM

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