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  1. #1 Did God create us on his image? 
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    Did God create us on his image, or did we create God on our image? That came up in a recent casual discussion with a friend. My answer, to each of these questions, was "yes." What would you say?


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    About which god are you asking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalskil
    Did God create us on his image, or did we create God on our image? That came up in a recent casual discussion with a friend. My answer, to each of these questions, was "yes." What would you say?
    That's an interesting thought, I'd like to know how both could be simultaneously true.

    My opinion would be that, as there are thousands of verifiable instances of humans creating new religions, and none of the former option, the latter explanation is more likely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCDT
    Quote Originally Posted by kowalskil
    Did God create us on his image, or did we create God on our image? That came up in a recent casual discussion with a friend. My answer, to each of these questions, was "yes." What would you say?
    That's an interesting thought, I'd like to know how both could be simultaneously true.

    My opinion would be that, as there are thousands of verifiable instances of humans creating new religions, and none of the former option, the latter explanation is more likely!
    The first question is theological (not scientific); the second question is sociological (scientific). Theological questions are not answered by using science and scientific questions are not answered by using theology.

    Likewise, theologians say that the universe was created in seven days, as revealed in holy books, But astronomers say that they have evidence that the universe has been changing for billions of years. Scientific methodology is not used to validate holy books and holy books are not used to validate scientific claims.

    Mixing science with religion is not useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalskil
    The first question is theological (not scientific); the second question is sociological (scientific). Theological questions are not answered by using science and scientific questions are not answered by using theology.

    Likewise, theologians say that the universe was created in seven days, as revealed in holy books, But astronomers say that they have evidence that the universe has been changing for billions of years. Scientific methodology is not used to validate holy books and holy books are not used to validate scientific claims.

    Mixing science with religion is not useful.
    I don't believe that is true. Science can be used to test the claims of religious texts; Scientific methodology could be used to validate the claims of holy books.
    Indeed, if the claims made in holy books were correct, we would expect scientific inquiry to support them.

    Simply because the holy texts are not scientific does not mean that the claims of said texts cannot be examined and or scrutinised by science.
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