When Creationists talk about God creating every individual species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids, sunflowers and beautiful things.
But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West Africa, [a worm] that's going to make him blind.
And [I ask them], Are you telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all- merciful God, who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent childs eyeball?
Because that doesnt seem to me to coincide with a God who's full of mercy.
(Buchanan, M, Wild, Wild Life, Sydney Morning Herald, The Guide, p. 6, 24 March 2003. )
... you .... see all very beautiful things like hummingbirds, orchids, and so on.
But you also ought to think of the other, less attractive things. You ought to think of tapeworms.
You ought to think of well, think of a parasitic worm that lives only in the eyeballs of human beings, boring its way through them, in West Africa,
for example, where it's common, turning people blind.
So if you say, I believe that God designed and created and brought into existence every single species that exists, then you've also got to say,
Well, he, at some stage, decided to bring into existence a worm that's going to turn people blind.
Now, I find that very difficult to reconcile with notions about a merciful God.
And I certainly find it difficult to believe that a God superhuman, supreme power would actually do that.
(Sir David Attenborough interviewed by Andrew Denton, Enough Rope (ABC), Episode 28, broadcast 22 September 2003.
03-10-2007 om 22:29
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