Re: [asa] Beauty rather than Design

From: Robert Schneider <schneider98@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Oct 01 2007 - 14:04:55 EDT

But in Ecclesiastes 3:11: "He hath made every thing beautiful in his time."
(AV).

Bob

On 10/1/07, Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu> wrote:
>
> 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
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> 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.
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> 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
>
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> 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.
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> Surely we would do better to think of this and the sheer beauty of
> creation than anything else
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>
> Michael
>

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