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Do We Have A Purpose?

If So What Does That Say About God?

Are we just a chance collection of molecules or a creation of a Designer:

But this essay is not concerned with dinosaurs themselves, rather with the kind of thinking biologists use when they wonder how dinosaur bodies worked. They are asking what was the purpose of the plates? What end did the plates serve? Were they for fighting? Were they for attracting mates? Were they for heat control? This kind of language is ‘teleological’ — from telos, the Greek for ‘end’. It is language about the purpose or goal of things, what Aristotle called their ‘final causes’, and it is something that the physical sciences have decisively rejected. There’s no sense for most scientists that a star is for anything, or that a molecule serves an end. But when we come to talk about living things, it seems very hard to shake off the idea that they have purposes and goals, which are served by the ways they have evolved.

Even the purpose of the parts of the stegosaur imply design. Or a successful chance encounter of atoms and parts? Or is design what we WANT to believe?

Easy to say – this is what we should want to be – what is the truth? Taste and see that the Lord is good (See Psalm 34:8). Meaningless or meaningfulness? Maybe all are called to serve a Living God! It takes faith to find out…can go here to find out more.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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