God Didn’t Create Robots 2

If God wanted people to perform functions perfectly as intended…like a computer software program, or like a spacecraft missile launch, or like the engineering specifications of a suspension bridge…God would have created robots.

The intelligent designer God who created the universe in the first split-seconds of the Big Bang…with all of the elements in the precise quantities and proportions needed to support complex life like ourselves…possesses the technical capacity to create living robots rather than human beings.

God did in fact create extremely precise things in the natural world that do exactly what he intended for them to do.  In the world of microbiology…we find the unimaginably large, informational database structure of DNA, which accomplishes exactly what the intelligent designer intended with astounding functional coherence.  At the atomic level…we observe again a brilliance of organization, coordination, and coherence in the structure of the periodic table in chemistry.

God could certainly create complex and intricate, walking and talking, reproducing, living robots in the flesh…having the same incredibly fine-tuned precision we find in the strength of gravity and the expansion rate of the universe…doing exactly what God wants.

In a similar way…we also have the capacity to create complex things having functional coherence…like Steinway & Sons concert grand pianos…that do exactly what the designers and crafts-persons intend them to do.  The same can be said for Lamborghini luxury sports cars, laptop computers, I-phones, and a multitude of other intelligently designed and engineered mechanical things.

But we also search for a marriage partner, create a family, work at jobs in groups with other people, join clubs, participate in group sports, and socialize with friends…because relationships are central and intrinsic to our nature and existence.  These personal interactions are not anything like the repetitive functions of machines.

This gives us a reverse indication working backwards…a clue…an insight…into the motivation of God to create people having the capacity for meaningful relationships with Himself and with each other…rather than simply creating programmed robots.

Author: Barton Jahn

I work in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have six Christian books self-published through Create Space KDP. I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on two more books on building construction.

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