Originally posted by lausey
We atheists don't stand a chance when the creationist says, "I don't know what God is doing, so I will just say that God moves in mysterious ways". It is a "catch all" for any illogicality with regard to creationism.
Actually most thiests don't say "God works in mysterious ways" when it comes to evil and bad things.
Are there any foods that you absolutely hate the taste of? I can't stand pickled beets, regular beets are horrid enough without pickeling them. I luuuuuuv a good steak with a baked potato and some garlic bread. If every meal I ate was steak with baked potato and garlic bread, soon that meal would hold no pleasure for me.
It's winter in North-Eastern USA, When the first snow flies or we get the first cold snap that freezes the lakes and ponds, I look in wonderment at the world around me, and am glad to be alive. By March 1st I am ready to blow my brains out. Luckily spring is just 3 weeks away followed by our hot and humid summer. The first really hot day is great, I want to go to the beach and soak up the sun. By Sept 1st I am hiding in my air conditioned house cursing the sun, and waiting for the cool crisp autumn air, which is followed by winter....
Without darkness we cannot know the joy and usefulness of light, without ying there is only yang. Peace is not peace unless we know war and discord. A world that does not challange us, or that is the same vanilla flavor day in and day out, does not spur on the creative drive of the human spirit. Look at the world around you and its many faults...and be glad you were made (evolved if you prefer) to not merely cope, but to triumph over it.