Talk:Debate:If the universe is young and it takes light millions of years to reach us from far off stars, how can we see them?
With thanks to Sid 3050 for suggestin this article. Will expand later.--AustinM 17:05, 10 March 2007 (EST)
God is malicious
It is my theory that God is malicious. He gives mankind the ability to observe and draw conclusions. Sometimes, when we use the observations, we are rewarded. We can find oil, for example, based on geology that assumes great antiquity of the earth. On the other hand, when our same observations find fossils that appear to be millions of years old, we are asked by God not to trust the abilities that he gave us.
I can look at the wall of the Grand Canyon and see what appears to be eons of layers. And being somewhat over 60, I know that the canyon has not gotten 50 feet deeper during my lifetime. But I asked by God to suspend my own observations because the earth is only 6,000 years old. Or worse, I am punished for using my own observations sometimes, and other times I am rewarded.
God uses this the same way that he allows some baby children in this world to die of starvation, and others to be raised in warm and comfortable homes.