It’s a silly question but it’s raining cats and poodles outside so here’s my filler till I can get off to work.
One learned scholar has chastised creationists or ID Christians for implying that their God is a deceiver:
Why is it that some Christians consider it more important to argue that God did not create by means of evolution than to maintain that God is loving and truthful? To engage in denial of mainstream science sooner or later leads one to accuse God of deception or at least ambiguity . . .
But the many liberal Christians who so chastise their “weaker brethren” must necessarily believe that at some level God has guided evolution to produce a being “like him” in some sense. I would have thought that their God is far more reprehensible than a trickster or master of ambiguity. I kind of like watching clever illusionists. But my stomach turns whenever I read of, or worse still witness, cruelty. And the vile cruelties of “nature” (what an anaesthetizing word “nature” is!) that are happening every day and have been for the millions of years of sentient life-forms are simply too unspeakable to dwell upon — or to associate in any way with a God worthy of respect.
Creationists may embarrass their more learned liberal believers. But it is the other God most nonbelievers find repulsive.
(At least the Creationist’s god was loving enough to create all life forms in a nonviolent paradise.)
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