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I do find it ironic that the very short article even said that this is how life originated in our own system as well and yet she says that it couldn't happen without God. Anyone who believes the Bible cannot possibly "appreciate science." Argh.
Every religion that believes that their version of god or a group of gods created the universe also argues that the wonders of nature is evidence of this. The evidence is identical; but each religious group interprets it according to their own familiar world view. There is no rational way to choose between them.
There are over 48,000 religions and sects of religions in the world today. None of them provides any evidence of the existence of their version of the divine that is in any way different from or superior to the evidence provided by the other contenders. That gives their world views an equal chance of being right. In other words, you have no more than a one in 48.000 chance of being a conforming follower of the only one of this bunch that is right. Conversely, you have a 47,999 to 1 chance of being wrong. In any case, without incontrovertible evidence of the existence of gods outside the human mind, in spite of thousands of years of apologetic activity, there is an almost overwhelming probability that all these versions of reality are dead wrong.
Duckie, I'm sure you'd like a brief, encapsulated response you could take back to Facebook, but instead of giving you a fish, I'll help teach you how to fish. This is an interesting 2-page article on the existence of god, covering several possible theist contentions (you might consider subscribing to the newsletter, as well):
Volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, disease, etc. - and the biggie, death - all of these things of such “complexity” are “friggin’ awesome” and “thoroughly amazing.” These “very interesting and beautiful” things couldn’t have just happened, as natural occurrences, could they? Of course not. It must have been God who did it. I figure I “can thank only one person...God! It all points to Him!” I do kind of wonder WHY He does these things, though.
you should ask her "what exactly in science points to a creator?" I mean there is no scientific evidence that there was a creator.
dd - I believed the exact same thing when I was eleven - I'm not eleven anymore --
"Very interesting, and beautiful! The complexity and awesomeness of science is so thorouhly amazing, that it always brings me back to the Creator of it all......God!! It couldnt just happen, No! It is immensely fantastic, and terrific, so it couldnt just be here...No! I love the beauty and how interesting it is, which always makes me want to be thankful, and I can only thank one Person...God! It all points us to Him! Thanks for hearing me share my piece! I appreciate science deeply! ♥"
@ dizzieduckie - My reply to the person that wrote that nonsense: Oh yes, let us be thankful to God. Oh! The universe is such an awesome place. Think of it. There is mass starvation of children, endless horrific wars, wide spread fatal disease, child rapers, baby killers, and a whole host of other awesomeness! (heart)"
(end of sarcasm)
@ dizzieduckie - To bad we have not yet learned how to capture the awesome parts of science and use them to make life as we know it, at least tolerable to the point where we don't have to turn off the news due to sheer disgust at the state of current affairs.
David Attenborough had a good reply for Theists who only give credit to their god for the good things here.