I think a human being also created the idea of a God (theism).
I agree. I also agree that I created you in my mind. The point is why would I create the idea that you don't exist? I concede that you have the ability to un-create what I create. However, I do not believe that you need to do that for any special reason. As I have said before, I mean you no harm. I promised myself and you that I would not create anything that would harm you. So, what's the purpose of you attempting to un-create my God?
I belief we are part of evolution. Any action we take will affect the future (for most actions in a very small way). I understand evolution as nothing more then statistical observation (combined with some biological mechanics). Statistics I do understand. As with all statistics, the global outcome is unable to say anything about an individual's goals or actions. So I feel no need to 'enforce' or 'fight' evolution because of it.
You say you are a part of evolution but disagree that evolution is greater than you. I challenge you to create from scratch a single cell. If you can't do that, then evolution is greater than you and controls you.
Look at the statement that Jesus made, "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath." Jesus is sending us a coded message. He is demonstrating what I call a 'thought pattern." See if you can observe the core idea being the same in these following statements.
1. "The environment exists for the benefit of people and not people for the benefit of the environment."
2. "Matter was made for the benefit of people and not people for the benefit of matter."
3. We control matter, it does not control us.
4 "I upset myself over what he said but, he did not upset me."
5. "It can't do anything to me but, I can do something to it."
6. "People are not disturbed by things but the views they take up things."
7. Ideas exist for our benefit and not us for the benefit of ideas.
Idolatry is the belief that "it" can do something to us.
Do you see the pattern that Jesus established in his statement? It is a control factor. We control it or our response to it, It does not control us.
"All that is necessary for evil men to succeed is for good men to do nothing."
Another name for what you are describing is fatalism. Inertia has very little effect on anything. However I doubt if you could claim that what Martin Luther King did had little effect on the future. And then there was the terrorists that ran t planes inot The World Trade Center Towers. I do not believe in fatalism. I believe that what I do can have a big effect on the future.
While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.
- Sir A. C. Doyle
This sort of logic is one of the reasons why I hold to the idea that we are individuals. I do not agree with Mr. Doyle's conclusion. First of all there is no such thing as an average person because we are all totally unique. So, saying that there is an average person is ridiculous. His two ideas contradict each other and therefore are a candidate for my "I am not saying what I am saying" award. we are beings not statistics.
I do not have a belief in a creator God. The minister is aware of this.
Oh, I would disagree. You believe in a creator called evolution. Moreover, you are also a creator that needs to realize that your internal reality does not an external reality make-- something some of us call humility and lack of arrogance.
A lot of my morals and values coincide with those of the catholic church. It will also be easier to teach these to my children (when I have them) when making use of an established setting.
Cool. No need to reinvent the wheel?