The reason why the geologic evidence for the Flood is not seen by geologists and many Christians is not uniformatism. Geology also believed in great catastrophes in the past, like continent shifting, land rising out of the sea and so on. Thats how geologist explain marine fossils on mountains. There are websites - though I won't post them here - where you can look up Geology and geologic explanations for all the phenomena.
No, the reason is even simpler. It's because God removed all the clear evidence that would undoubtedly prove the flood. He only left evidence that could be interpreted in different ways, with or without flood.
He even changed evidence, for instance he gave the different sediment layers in the Grand Canyon different magnetic orientations. This way He suggested that they were deposited during a long time period in which the earth magnetic field changed several times.
No, you will ask - why did God do that? Why did he give geologists the opportunity to interpret the earth history in a different way without the Genesis Flood?
It's because he wants us to believe, not to know. Belief is based on a personal decision. If we had all sorts of evidence proving supernatural events, we wouldn't have this choice anymore. We were force to believe, but God wants our belief be based not of force but on free will and on a personal choice.
ClearSky, Christianforums 13 Comments
[12/31/2007 12:52:09 PM]
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Submitted By: IPC
you call that a simpler explanation?
10/26/2008 12:15:27 AM
Removing evidence, changing evidence? Your god is quite the capricious little prick, eh?
10/26/2008 1:32:30 AM
Even is we did know he existed, who said we would all go to heaven? You have to WORSHIP him. Maybe I want to worship Satan for a change.
11/29/2009 7:33:21 PM
Why? And how do you know this?
Also, the set of facts you cite would be exactly what we would expect if god did not exist. Funny that....
11/29/2009 8:03:24 PM
Then he can't really blame us if we happen to choose the rational, evidence based, simpler explanation, can he?
11/29/2009 8:11:11 PM
It's because God removed all the clear evidence that would undoubtedly prove the flood. He only left evidence that could be interpreted in different ways,
He even changed evidence,
Waitaminnit. Don't you fuckers claim it was t3h Debbil who did this lying, trickery shit? I suspect you either pray to the wrong guy, or he's one and the same; not so much the Ol' Three-in-One as an ordinary schizo.
11/29/2009 8:56:29 PM
Here, I saved you some typing. The next time you have a discussion like this, feel free to copy and paste:
The blah blah blah goddidit blah blah bullshit blah blah i'm a-scared of knowledge blah blah goddidit some more blah blah.
12/6/2009 7:12:08 AM
And: Reword that concept and it would fit anything that isn't real
One of there main arguments for God is how absolutely no proof exists.Somehow they believe this is proof.
The 'God Delusion' was a apt title for Dawkins book
12/6/2009 7:52:50 AM
Sweet Fancy Moses
So he deliberately makes it so many people won't believe in him, then sends them to Hell because they didn't believe in him? Fuck your god.
2/2/2010 1:29:20 PM
a sane, logical person cannot choose to believe something against all sense and logic.
6/26/2012 2:45:55 AM
It's because he wants us to believe, not to know.
God is a used car dealer. He's Joe Isuzu.
6/26/2012 3:57:08 AM
What a trickster!
6/26/2012 4:57:22 AM
Yahweh is really Loki? Or rather Coyote?
6/26/2012 6:16:02 AM