An Active God (was: Teaching macroevolution)
(Seth L. Kroger) writes:
>but [creationists] expect God to intervene. . .
The belief that God takes an active role in the world, even to the
point of performing miracles regularly, is very widespread.
Apparently, people get a sense of power and hope by believing
that they can call upon an omnipotent being to solve their problems.
Unfortunately, such a belief often causes more trouble than it helps.
I have heard many people say that they used to call upon God to fix
the personal problems in their lives. With God to fix things, they
of course had no reason to face their problems on their own. When
their problems didn't go away and in fact got worse, their reaction
was to become bitter towards God and think of Him as an enemy.
Creationism requires belief in an active God, and Creationists
apparently think that such a belief is spiritually beneficial.
Ultimately, however, it leads its believers to spiritual bitterness
Mark Isaak "There lives more faith in honest doubt,
firstname.lastname@example.org Believe me, than in half the creeds." - Tennyson