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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Alright so I'm reading this book on the universe. Apparently it's huge. Millions of planets, stars and hundreds of galaxies and celestial bodies and in between them nothing but light years of nothing. It's got me thinking. If God created all of this why did he create it? Why would he create such a big playground knowing we'd be using less then 1% of it. I'm sure there must be at least ONE other habitable planet in this universe but the chances of finding it are small. At least from what I've read. So I've been wondering. Why did God create such a large 'environment' for us to live in knowing we'd likely never see most of it? I've traveled around the world and I've seen many places and I know why humans create buildings, roads, agricultural fields, hospitals and everything else they build. It's because they're going to use it and they want their children to use it. But we're not really 'using the universe'. We're using 'one' planet in that universe leaving the rest of it virgin and unexplored. So what was the point in creating such a large place for a creation that would never use it? I don't want any bible references just your honest ideas.
    I think you answered your own question. God is a creator, he likes making beautiful things. When we get our glorified bodies, we will probably be able to travel anywhere in God's Kingdom we wish. Our home will be on Earth, but Space will probably literally be our playground. Space is just as much his creation as Earth is. His throne is probably somewhere past the universe.

    My theory anyway. ^^

    BTW, how can you ask why God did something and then say you don't want to hear from his Word what he wants us to know? That doesn't really make any sence, and I don't understand... Of course it doesn't say exactly what space is for except light and a map, but that's like calling someone on the phone asking about somebody who is standing right next to you.
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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Everything we see and feel is just an illusion.
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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Everything we see and feel is just an illusion.
    I wouldn't say that it's illusion so much as inaccurate approximation.

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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    To make you ask why.















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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Belle View Post
    BTW, how can you ask why God did something and then say you don't want to hear from his Word what he wants us to know? That doesn't really make any sence, and I don't understand...
    Because the bible is the word of people "interpereting" "God's" intentions.

    So instead of listening to people regurgitate what a dusty old book says, the OP is asking for everyones honest opinion.
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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I often wonder why an omniscient, ominpresent, all powerful being would do anything at all. Doing seems to imply effort to effect some kind of change, and the motivation to make changes indicates some kind of dissatisfaction or yearning.
    When god was Zeus, he was for more interesting, and far more.



    Why do artists paint and sculpt? Some are political true but many just want to create the beauty that they see in their minds. A musician writes and plays songs why? Or poets? Why does a person who may work on cars all day when at home loves to do restoration of vintage models? Because he loves what he does. It is not work to that kind of person.

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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    Because the bible is the word of people "interpereting" "God's" intentions.

    So instead of listening to people regurgitate what a dusty old book says, the OP is asking for everyones honest opinion.
    Not if the people who wrote the original Hebrew and Greek scrolls and letters were guided by the Holy Spirit, it isn't. But I just found it odd, you can't inquire why God did something and then say no Bible, that's silly. If I had a question about Allah, I wouldn't say "but don't say anything from the Koran". The Bible affects some people's opinion directly. Glorified bodies were a Bible reference. Oh, God creating the Universe is a Bible reference too.
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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    Why do artists paint and sculpt? Some are political true but many just want to create the beauty that they see in their minds. A musician writes and plays songs why? Or poets? Why does a person who may work on cars all day when at home loves to do restoration of vintage models? Because he loves what he does. It is not work to that kind of person.

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    My argument is that a God shouldn't need to do anything in order to fully love being. God is not man. Man loves creating for many many reasons all of which spring from his limitations as a limited being.

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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    My argument is that a God shouldn't need to do anything in order to fully love being. God is not man. Man loves creating for many many reasons all of which spring from his limitations as a limited being.
    We were created in God's image. If He loves to create, isn't it only natural that we do too?

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    Re: Why did God create the rest of the universe?

    As an aside, one of the reliable signs of a society's impending collapse is when its people become disdainful of what can be learnt from "dust old books."

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