Sorry for having p***** you of. I thought that the comment that some life is a rare thing whilst some only exist was a joke on humans by Oscar Wilde, not on God
I did not know that you have such an adverse reaction to the concept of eternal life and that you think of life not to be some collection of properties, but then declare it to be about the collection of the properties to be able to grow and to learn, whilst my definition is simply “the ability to move energy at will”.
The ad homs are on you to call my comments magic nonsense and to call me a liar for editing your text. If someone beliefs in magic here it is clearly you by thinking I could edit your text. Such powers are way beyond my non existent hacker capabilities I do however have a linguistic problem with the singular and plural - and my translation chip so I can misunderstand your text- in fact I am quite good at that
This is indeed the thing where I got stuck as I wondered why you give the bacteria ownership for their reasons in
- thus my question on where you put their “self”, but then how could you see that if you decided me to be one of those so called Xtians. .
You are welcome to point out anything that is logically incoherent in my statements as that is what I hope for in order to improve my worldview. So please do call them out. I won’t accuse you of personal judgement but welcome your help.
From your statements I figure that you despise Christians that consider the concept of eternal life for being into bogus nonsense. Now I find the idea of a physical eternal life problematic as I wonder in which form people consider this to happen, particularly what they want to look like in that eternal life, e.g. like when they were in their youth or as an old and frail person… However I do not accuse them of thinking of nonsense or magic but ask them to try to think logically coherent about it to come to a more realistic conclusion, knowing that it is hard to adhere to coherent thinking as we are error prone, at least us mere mortals.
Coming back to the original problem, the question “Did God create the virulent microbes” seems to be as much of a source of misunderstanding. The first cause is automatically the ultimate cause for everything that follows from it. Without A, B would not have happened. So did you create your program by yourself or did you create it by the grace of God. However, unlike the bacterium, because you have been given free will you bare responsibility for your program as it is an expression of your will. As a free agent you would have to make a case if what you do is the will of God, but as the first cause he bares ultimate responsibility for that - and I don’t think he’s got a problem with that as he already knows the total outcome. It is only us fallen humans that have a beef with God for something that is not in our interest. It’s that apple thing