Originally posted by FreakyKBH
... does man ask why?
We look around and see that there is nothing in existence like us.
So many wonder "Why?"
It is interesting that in the Bible, whether you talk about creation of man from Genesis chapter one or chapter two, the net effect is the same.
Of all the other living things on the planet, man is unique and at the top of the pinnacle, so to speak.
In chapter one, man's creation only, causes a council in which God say 'Let Us make man in Our image ..."
And in chapter two, only man is assigned to define all the other living creatures, giving them names.
Since we are made with this self consciousness of our uniquness, mankind has mused on the question of "Why?" in one form or another.
I haven't seen yet a cow or horse look down with puzzlewd brow asking 'What is the meaning of this grass? Why am I here?"
Look into any animals face. Even the most intellegent ones seem to lack something humans possess.
So we ask why.
So also we will search the stars to find life elsewhere. That's part of the human longing to know why we are and how we got here. Maybe man's cosmic loneliness will be eased somewhat if we can at least locate some bacteria somewhere out there. LOL.
Of course God does not seem to forbid us to do whatever we want to find out why. But He has communicated with us in a unusual book - the Bible. It begins with God the Creator. It continues to reveal that man was made in the image of God to express God and represent God's dominion over creation.
express why we were created.
The invisible and eternal Uncreated Divine Person created a creature to "look" like Him and reign over His creation for Him.
Genesis 1:26,27 - "And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
And God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Gen. 1:26,27)