Posted by bad_luck on 2/5/2013 10:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by Jtpsops on 2/5/2013 10:16:00 PM (view original):So that's your proof? That maybe god just made the world with really old rocks? Sure, bud.
The flaw in your thinking is that "created" automatically means created from new. If God has the power to create the universe, he has the power to create it at an advanced stage, no?
I'm in an HBD world entering its 11th season. I have a player who's played 14 ML seasons. Therefore, by your logic, the world is actually in its 14th season, since I can "prove" one of the players has been playing for 14 years.
Let's try this a different way. If you were able to clone a 40 year old man, would the clone be 40 years old, or zero years old?
Technically, it would be zero years old, even though you'd hoot and holler and point out all the "proof" that he was in fact 40. And your observations wouldn't be innacurate - he'd have the facial hair of a 40 year old, the thinning hair of a 40 year old, the gut of a 40 year old, etc, etc, etc.
Except he still wouldn't be 40 years old.
I'm not God - never have been never will be. But what do you think is more plausible: God saying a) "I'll just make this primordial soup here and watch my creation develop over billions of years, or b) "wait, I'm God - I'll just make the earth and all these creatures in their evolved state."
As I said, I'm not trying to convince you to switch viewpoints. It won't happen. But to act like I'm a fool for what I believe, while spouting off that there is indisputable evidence to back your position is laughable.
2/5/2013 10:34 PM (edited)