On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Samiya Illias <samiyaill...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 09-Oct-2014, at 11:30 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Samiya Illias <samiyaill...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> What is your position on teleology? Do you think that there is a cause or >> purpose for everything? >> Also, what do you think of this: >> http://signsandscience.blogspot.com/2014/08/teleology-purpose-built-universe.html >> >> > > Does God's existence have a purpose, set by a supergod? If you're happy > with the idea of God not being created for a purpose, then why insist that > the universe is created for a purpose, and why insist that humans are > created for a purpose rather than (as presumably is the case with > God) inventing their own purpose? > > --Stathis Papaioannou > > Valid question. However, imagining the reason for God would be speculative > at best as nobody knows anything about God, nor can we observe God. > However, the observable universe/multiverse/creation seems to be > purpose-built and the scripture also speaks of a purpose-built creation. > Samiya > Concerning the goal you set yourself, of illustrating factual equivalence of Qu'ran with scientific perspectives today, here is one, which I don't share on many levels (a bit condescending at times, but at least he singles out what seem to be pertinent issues), but that I can understand and relate to on a few: http://www.foundalis.com/rlg/Quran_and_science.htm The very idea "factual accuracy of Qu'ran" is framed to be a major means, and common meme in arguing for "recruitment" (propaganda danger), something, I think we can agree, a transcendental being of any sort, wouldn't need unless they had psychological issues and needed to see a doctor or shaman, in which case...:-) I hope this addresses some of your concerns as most here have little experience with content. PGC -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.