Sunday, September 10, 2006

I have a question

If Intelligent Design is actually true, and I'm not saying it is (and it isn't), wouldn't the asteroid that supposedly hit the Yucatan 65 million years ago and wiped out almost everyone be considered the biggest act of animal cruelty in history?

I mean, HOW can anyone in their right mind find a god that would do something like that to "make room" for the next go-round worthwhile?

I can see God spinning the universe and then just sitting back to see what happens. I can also see him drinking too much coffee one morning and spending an inordinate amount of time in the cosmic lavatory only to wash his hands and walk out to see a giant fireball where Mexico was, and thinking, "Fuck. I knew I shouldn't have taken the paper in there with me."

But I just can't see this being incinerating and scalding millions of animals to death. Unless he's a psychopath. And I'm not even going to go there.


Kelly said...

I think that most people that believe in intelligent design don't believe the earth is 65 million years old (or however old the scientists say it is), but rather that it's only, 30,000 years old, or thereabouts. But your question could easily be changed to ask about the flood and still be applicable.

There are some Christians that believe the earth is billions of years old and that each "day" in the Genesis story was actually millions and millions of years.

I tried to figure out what I believed with regards to the earth's age once, but got sleepy.

emperorp said...

some bible scholar added up all the ages of people in the bible and it ended up being the world was created about 4004 BC, on a tuesday.

also this creator didnt just scald the animals, there were countless who died from starvation when all the plants died due to lack of sunlight because of the dust in the air. also, plenty froze to death in the severe weather shift.

if i was a dinosaur with the brain the size of a walnut, i would prefer the instant vaporization.