Who searches for truth and who has the truth?


Richard Dawkins questions God:

“The cheetah is superbly equipped for killing gazelles. The gazelle is superbly equipped to escape from those very same cheetahs. For heaven’s sake, who’s side is the designer on? Is he a sadist who enjoys the spectator sport? Did he who made the lamb make thee? Is it really part of the divine plan that the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the lion eat straw like the ox? In that case, what price the formidable carnassial teeth, the murderous claws of the lion and the leopard? Whence the breathtaking speed and the agile escapology of the antelope and the zebra?”

It reminds me of a previous questioner of God:

“Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Ye shall not surely die. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

And yet I’m reminded of God’s questions:

“Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof? Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? He that reproveth God, let him answer it.”

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4 thoughts on “Who searches for truth and who has the truth?

  1. Interesting post, and I’d love to see it updated a bit more. You have what seems like a great intro to a philosophical blog, but it seems a bit incomplete after that. :/

  2. Ah, so Dawkins is the devil, eh? And who is it that is quoting ‘god’? Job?

    Yes, as a species we are reproving these people who pretend to speak for god, who pretend our ignorance (meaning lack of knowledge) is excusable. We know better today and we have a time-tested method of how to inquire that yields knowledge. For you to suggest that this knowledge is somehow bad or disrespectful of your imagined creator is excretory. It makes you a hypocrite when you utilize that which you disparage and then have the temerity to think yourself pious by suggesting what saves your life is today, what empowers your life today, what allows you to spend your life as you do today, is somehow against the will of god. It’s so sad… and so unnecessary.

    In your own frame of reference, why do you have curiosity and an ability to understand complex issues if you are not meant to think for yourself but need a fairytale and some big scary father figure telling you not to?

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