There is a notion that God created man in his own image. Thereafter, it seems, man created god in his own image, and then worships the creator-himself.
Ever since man created god, he has been desperately searching for ways and means of justifying his creation. Ever since he began to articulate thoughts , man has been creating, amending and evolving a central character to explain all that he did not know about himself and the universe about him.
According to all believers of god, whether christian, Islamic , Judaic, deist, etc, god is flawless.
That very much explains why Christians and Muslims go to any length, pull rabbits from any hat, invent new words or give new meanings to old words just to defend the tangled web of contradictions that we call God .
We have all heard this rusty old phrase ” God is spirit and can only be understood spiritually when you suspend your carnal mind and allow him to enter” .
In terms of contradiction, Sin is probably the most contradictory concept in religion, and perhaps one of the most powerful against the near-extinct fables of creationism.
1. A perfect God designs and creates a perfect orderly universe, but his Angels(his creations) disobey and rebel against him.
2. God creates man in his own Image, gives freewill to the newly created creature(without learning from past mistake), and is pleased with his work. But then, the man, acting out of instinctual self-interest, disobeys God(Deja Vu?), and then, all hell is let loose with generational curses, eternal hell fire , and the monstrosity of religions for the purpose of appeasing a really really pissed-off Designer-god of the universe.
The question arises as to why a brilliant designer and creator would take it so personal and care so much and vex so much about the particular choices made by a creature whom he had given a freewill to make choices?
Humans are just like other animals that are instinctively hardwired for survival by any means necessary. Survival in this sense also encompasses any and all things that give us safety, future security as well as pleasure.
I have seen many apologists on NL argue that man was made perfect, but sin corrupted him,blah blah.
That does not make any sense, because this would imply that disobedience to god’s will(whatever it was) instantly modified the genetic makeup of humans, and then pre-disposed them to further corruption down the road.
This logic would only make sense if those who assert it are willing to consider that, perhaps, genetic modification of original human species could and would have been the only original sin.
Looking at bible, we see that God has been battling with sin ever since he created the universe.
We are told that just about 2000yrs ago, god, yes god, the creator of the universe, sent his son(which just happens to be himself) to die for the sins of the world,..and I am assuming, so that he can forgive all of humanity of sin( our genetic deficiency?).
So, did the Coming of Jesus reset our DNA to the original sinless default mode?
Is there something about sin that perhaps , God, the designer and creator does not understand?
But I will say that there is so much that the original designers and creators of God did not understand: Human nature.
All our instincts and behaviors have been genetically honed from the beginnings of the first proto-life.
Unfortunately, the creators of the perfect God are always in too much of haste, and much too belligerant to take human Evolution into consideration before Molding God in man’s image.