Size and Divine Logic

How significant is the earth in the universe? Is it logical to believe that any divine being that could have created it all be particularly interested in it and us?

The Abrahamic religions place the earth and the people on it as the apex of creation. In these religions, the creation of the earth is at least as important as the rest of the universe, and the people on it are a major concern of god. How significant is our planet in the grand scheme of things and how logical is it to assume it gets a lot of attention from a being with the power to create the universe?

The earth and the universe
First, looking at the size of the universe, it seems rather odd to attach so much importance on the earth and its creation. A light year is nearly 6 trillion miles (9.5 trillion kilometers), and the Milky Way, is 100,000 light years across! These distances are so far beyond what any human mind can possibly begin to comprehend.

But it does not end there. As utterly massive as the Milky Way is, it is only one of an estimated 100 to 200 billion galaxies each more massive than people can imagine and separated by space far beyond human comprehension. As a final mind twister, there is now evidence to suggest that the universe human beings inhabit might just be one of countless universes in a multiverse.

In a universes or possible multiverse too big to imagine, our entire galaxy is insignificant. Within that galaxy, our entire solar and its sun are only one of many. In that solar system, there is a planet too tiny to be of any significance (except for the life forms on it). Yet, a being that supposedly created it all concerns himself with what religions those people on that planet follow, who they have sex with, how they worship him and the like? A rather curious idea indeed!!

Size does matter
If there is some logical explanation here to how something so tiny could be so important to a god that works on such a grand scale, logic would tell us that there would be an explanation in the books this god created. However, not only do Bible, Koran and the Torah like fail to address this question, they do not even contain anything referring to how massive the universe really is. Quite to the contrary, they all refer to the heavens as secondary (creating the earth took more time!) and never give any hint of their true grandeur. The faithful can try to argue that size does not matter, but with sizes as stupendous as this, that is not a very strong or logical argument.god and size

Of course, this is the same god that refuses to give any irrefutable evidence that he exists, let alone take a second to indicate clear up the bloody confusion over exactly what the preferred religion is to stop atrocities in his name. Once again, should anyone be surprised that these books show every indication of being written from the perspective of ancient people and not a god?

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Faith can be a very dangerous thing if not backed up by evidence. Question everything and do not blindly follow. Certainty does not necessitate truth. If your God is almighty, he can certainly stand up to human questioning.

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