1. SubscriberPianoman1
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    30 Oct '13 16:02
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No Creationist-bashing, no making fun of anyone. Just sheer fun. Just opinion. No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
  2. Standard memberRajk999
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    30 Oct '13 16:20
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No C ...[text shortened]... No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
    The same answer as to why does a dog lick his balls.
    Because he can.

    Why would the question of "why" interest you.
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Oct '13 16:21
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No C ...[text shortened]... No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
    By an act of uncoerced will for His own pleasure and glory because of a desire to share His life with other rational beings.
  4. SubscriberPianoman1
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    30 Oct '13 16:23
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    The same answer as to why does a dog lick his balls.
    Because he can.

    Why would the question of "why" interest you.
    Don't know. I was just chatting with some friends and the subject came up. Stopped me in my metaphorical tracks.
  5. SubscriberPianoman1
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    30 Oct '13 16:25
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    By an act of uncoerced will for His own pleasure and glory because of a desire to share His life with other rational beings.
    Thank you gb, a thoughtful and intelligible answer, as always.
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    30 Oct '13 16:42
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    Thank you gb, a thoughtful and intelligible answer, as always.
    If you found that intelligible, perhaps you might care to explain it to the rest of us? I can never seem to understand what Grampy says. He claims it is because we have no common ground.
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    30 Oct '13 16:48
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No C ...[text shortened]... No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
    For a rather cynical view: If you have the time and interest and have not done so, I suggest that you read Mark Twain's The Mysterious Stranger, particularly chapter 2, starting at the paragraph that begins with "Soon there came a youth strolling toward us through the trees." The relevant story begins a few paragraphs later with "A kind of awe..."

    http://www.classicreader.com/book/1370/2/
  8. Standard memberblack beetle
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    30 Oct '13 17:25
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No C ...[text shortened]... No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
    There is no becausešŸ˜µ
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    30 Oct '13 18:17
    Originally posted by JS357
    For a rather cynical view: If you have the time and interest and have not done so, I suggest that you read Mark Twain's The Mysterious Stranger, particularly chapter 2, starting at the paragraph that begins with "Soon there came a youth strolling toward us through the trees." The relevant story begins a few paragraphs later with "A kind of awe..."

    http://www.classicreader.com/book/1370/2/
    Thank you. I shall read it.
  10. SubscriberPianoman1
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    30 Oct '13 18:18
    Originally posted by black beetle
    There is no becausešŸ˜µ
    You misunderstand me. I know that. I am just asking for your opinion.
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  12. Standard memberKellyJay
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    30 Oct '13 20:23
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No C ...[text shortened]... No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
    God created to produce a few things, and like when we make metal that
    we are going to use to hold up buildings, it goes though various forms of
    purifying processes and testing, so that we know when we build a building
    that is several stories tall it will not fall due to metal being unable to
    handle the stress.

    The purifying processes will also show what is good and evil, what is good
    and bad, and the truth of it all will be revealed. Having it revealed is not
    for God's sake since He would know, but for creation itself, who had not
    God put up the process the only thing creation would have to trust would
    have been God's Word, now every part of creation will see what happens
    when good and evil are thrown together and what happens when both have
    their ways.
    Kelly
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    30 Oct '13 20:331 edit
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    OK. I'm going to take on the rôle of Devil's Advocate in this thread and assume not only the existence of God, but that He created the Universe in six days some 10,000 years ago.

    I have a simple question for which there can be no evidential text to refer to. At least as far as I am aware.

    WHY?

    This isn't a trick question. There is no agenda. No C ...[text shortened]... No knee-jerk firing from the hip.

    Why did God create the Universe?

    Opinions please.......
    Yesterday you started a thread in the GF complaining about getting bitch-slapped in here for asking dumb questions.

    And here you are again.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Oct '13 20:531 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Yesterday you started a thread in the GF complaining about getting bitch-slapped in here for asking dumb questions.

    And here you are again.
    "Just sheer fun." -Pianoman1'. Apparently the man enjoys the spirited give and take of relaxed conversation with friends.
  15. SubscriberPianoman1
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    30 Oct '13 20:59
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Yesterday you started a thread in the GF complaining about getting bitch-slapped in here for asking dumb questions.

    And here you are again.
    I know. Just can't help myself. Do you have an opinions about the post apart from saying it's a dumb question. Dumb? Explain.......
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