RE: [asa] Beauty rather than Design

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Mon Oct 01 2007 - 09:58:58 EDT

I do not recall seeing the word "beauty" in Genesis but the word "good."
How are we to understand that?

Moorad

 

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of Michael Roberts
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 5:50 PM
To: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: [asa] Beauty rather than Design

 

Over the years one of the great supports to my faith is the sheer beauty
of the universe and considering that with its awe and wonder means so
much more than thinking of some mechanical design.

 

Just take today. As we have a dog - a Border Collie called Holly who is
3 next week - I have to walk several times a day. This morning I arrived
at church early so I could have a quick walk before celebrating
communion up the Lune estuary. The early sun on a nearly full tide was
exquisite as were the swans which flew overhead (the noisiest birds in
flight!) Then a walk at sunset with gorgeous light and seeing cows
silhouettes against a red sky and last thing with a 3/4 moon the great
bear and an autumn chill on my face and then finally the dog going nuts
in the garden

 

There is more biblical support for this than design (actually nothing in
the 66 books on design) with all the nature psalms, bits of Isaiah and
Jesus on the lilies of the field.

 

Surely we would do better to think of this and the sheer beauty of
creation than anything else

 

Michael

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