Friday, March 11, 2011

God and Earthquakes

So, God is perfect and created the earth, but embedded this fucked up plate tectonics scheme within his perfect creation? Arg.

I guess I just have to trust His plan and know that he's done all this for the greater good, right?

5 comments:

Mondu said...

I hear that people in the south are calling it 'asian katrina'. Actually I just made that up.

Huge Larry said...

I suppose one could argue that earthquakes and volcanoes were required, at least initially, in order to form habitable land mass for us land-faring creatures. As such, I could believe that the lord might have used massive tectonic shifts as a means to an end. However, with human civilization now well established on land, volcanoes and earthquakes seem to be a purely destructive force when viewed from a human perspective. They don't seem to fit cleanly into any godly plan, unless you believe that all natural disasters are forms of divine wrath.

marchhare14 said...

Yeah, but he's perfect and all-powerful, so he doesn't NEED to use anything with possible negative effects (i.e earthquakes and volcanoes) to create the earth. He can just wave his magic hands and say Voila!

Huge Larry said...

I totally agree. I was just being devil's advocate, or actually God's advocate! Da durp ta turp ta teedily tum for the gay pun! We should email Kirk Cameron and see what he has to say about this topic.

marchhare14 said...

Naw, you make good points. It's the way people can rationalize it, but it seems like that's just making existence more complicated than it already is, which means it's probably not the solution we're looking for.