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Ant Analogy and God

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    Sooner28posted 5 years ago

    Some theists (not all), have asserted that a human judging God is like an ant judging a human.  However, this analogy completely fails because humans can communicate in a meaningful way (under theism) with God, whereas ants cannot communicate with us in a meaningful way at all.

    The only way this analogy would possibly hold is if humans learned to "speak ant," or ants learned to "speak human."  To me, that sounds absurd.

    Furthermore, if "meaningful communication" is possible, and God wishes all to come to him, then what stops him from meaningfully communicating with an atheist about the deep reservations the atheist has about believing in a benevolent dictator?  Why must we simply believe, "Well, God could have morally sufficient reasons we don't understand and he is under no obligation to tell us those reasons?"

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    kessposted 5 years ago

    The basis of your entire argument is inextricably hinged on the presumption of Human Speech, whether written or spoken, as the mode of communication between God and man and Man and Ant..

    Without which your entire falls apart.

    Can you consider that man are versatile enough to communicate without the need of a cumbersome spoken or  written language?

    Are you able to imagine and envision a language so pure so perfect, that its integrity of meaning is maintain throughout  any and all communication whether is God/God, God/Man, God/Ant, Man/Man, Man/Ant?

    If you are able then you would see that God has communicated but man has trapped himself in his dilemma created by his very own words.

    And this has negated everything God had Said.

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      Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And how would this nonphysical language work?

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        kessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Reconsider your question, you would find that any answer I may give to you would be wholly irrelevant...
        Unless you happy to whirl around in the world of words.and if it is so you will miss the very answers you're seeking.