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    07 Aug '22 15:13
    @kellyjay said
    Your not answering mine, it’s a binary choice meaningless did it all, or intent.
    "Meaningless", "intent", "mind", "who"... why are you anthropomorphizing this possible entity? What next, angry, vengeful, jealous, loving, so is he 'male' etc. etc.?
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    @kellyjay said
    To saying it is only possible is not even addressing the question, it is only acknowledging the question is a question.
    Well nobody knows for sure what the origin of the universe is. That's my honest opinion. You fill that gap with the Abrahamic God, and that's your prerogative.
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    @kellyjay said
    Your not answering mine, it’s a binary choice meaningless did it all, or intent.
    We can but speculate. You. Me. Both of us. You believe this entity is some kind of humanoid with a human-like mind, right?
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    @fmf said
    "Meaningless", "intent", "mind", "who"... why are you anthropomorphizing this possible entity? What next, angry, vengeful, jealous, loving, so is he 'male' etc. etc.?
    Meaningless as in to have no personal goal, nothing with an intent; completely without agenda. Do you want to suggest yes there is nothing about the universe’s makeup and it’s ability to support life that requires intent?

    For you happenstance and fortunate luck; can account for all of the makeup of material, the variables of their placement and qualities along with all the forces at play acting on them in law like consistent manners so we can understand it all, being conscience and aware?
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    @fmf said
    "Meaningless", "intent", "mind", "who"... why are you anthropomorphizing this possible entity? What next, angry, vengeful, jealous, loving, so is he 'male' etc. etc.?
    This is actually done for two reasons:

    - Man was created in the image of God.
    - God in Himself is unknowable, but insofar as He is relatable, we must understand him through typical vocabulary.

    But Christianity does also do a lot to emphasize the mystery of God. The Trinity and the hypostatic union, after all, are mysteries. The incarnation is a mystery.

    I think you are nitpicking a bit much.
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    @philokalia said
    This is actually done for two reasons:

    - Man was created in the image of God.
    - God in Himself is unknowable, but insofar as He is relatable, we must understand him through typical vocabulary.

    But Christianity does also do a lot to emphasize the mystery of God. The Trinity and the hypostatic union, after all, are mysteries. The incarnation is a mystery.

    I think you are nitpicking a bit much.
    Nope. It's not "nitpicking" at all. To assert that a creator entity/God must be man-like because "man was created in the image of God" is industrial-grade circular logic.
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    @philokalia said
    - God in Himself is unknowable, but insofar as He is relatable, we must understand him through typical vocabulary.
    Total made-up unsubstantiated rubbish.

    Show some scriptural support of this assertion please.
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    @fmf said
    Nope. It's not "nitpicking" at all. To assert that a creator entity/God must be man-like because "man was created in the image of God" is industrial-grade circular logic.
    You are still jumping ahead of the first question; I can only assume to avoid getting
    to this place; because it will lead to questions like this having to be asked in earnest
    because they are now required. Do you accept mindlessness is responsible or that
    what is required is a mind; it was all done with intent?
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    @kellyjay said
    You are still jumping ahead of the first question; I can only assume to avoid getting
    to this place; because it will lead to questions like this having to be asked in earnest
    because they are now required. Do you accept mindlessness is responsible or that
    what is required is a mind; it was all done with intent?
    I stand to be corrected, but I’m pretty sure FMF has told you, more than once, that he likes to think that there was some sort of entity or intelligence involved in the genesis of the cosmos.

    I’m not sure what it is you think you have here…
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    @kellyjay said
    Do you accept mindlessness is responsible or that
    what is required is a mind; it was all done with intent?
    "Intent", "a mind', "agenda", like a human?

    I don't see why you have to anthropomorphize a creator entity.

    It sounds like the most parochial leap that you can possibly make in your effort to turn your speculation [triggered by mystery] into an ideology.
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    @fmf said
    When you say "mind", do you mean a "mind" similar to a human mind?
    BUMP for KellyJay
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    @fmf said
    Science has made great strides towards the deeper and more detailed understanding that we currently have of the universe. Maybe the nature of the universe ~ as we know it ~ is the closest we can be [at the moment] to perceiving the nature of the creator entity that is the 'cause' of it all.
    BUMP for KellyJay. You ignored this. The conversation just won't work if you keep ignoring what my side of it is and just blank out my responses.
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    @fmf said
    It seems you don't want to address what I am putting to you and asking you.
    I am addressing what you are putting to me. I don't see why we must say we are looking for "who"?

    I am saying that the nature of the creator entity, if there is one, is the nature of the universe.

    You seem to not want to absorb this because it is an inconvenient perspective that doesn't help you in your efforts to work backwards from your pre-packaged religious belief that a "human" type mind has communicated with you [wishes, promises, threats] via some sort of "self-evidently" true "meta-narrative" called ancient Hebrew folklore.
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    @kellyjay said
    Meaningless as in to have no personal goal, nothing with an intent; completely without agenda.
    A "personal" goal, in our human sense? An "agenda" that can be likened to the agendas that human beings might have? "An intent" as in a human or superhuman purpose that makes you feel your life is made meaningful by the ideology you project onto the nature of the universe?

    And so, for you, must this anthropomorphized creator entity also have human emotions like anger, a desire for vengeance, jealousy, love and hate? And must this "who" you insist there must be, is "he" a male?

    You don't seem to realize how many leaps of speculation that you pile, one upon the other, like a house of cards, each one having etched on it an assertion that assuages your doubt and curiosity - and the fact that you do not "know" any of the things you assert are actually real and true.
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    I wonder if you will converse with me or whether you will just keep on pretending you do not know what my stance is.
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