If you already know the Christian God, it seems to me, then you can read it in.You don't have to read it in.
Romans 1:18For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because the thing which may be known of God is clearly revealed within them, for God revealed it to them.
Anyone who refuses to see Christ as the love of God revealed, has every reason to feel as hillary_step. It's not that they can't see the love of God in creation, it's that they refuse to.
Rom 1:22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.
Now, perhaps you might explain why, when I suggested that what the creation 'evidenced' about 'God', was that he has a violent, amoral, deceitful personality and gave reasons for this reasoning, you countered by suggesting that I was confusing 'nature' with 'character', using Romans 1:20 to try to prove this.
I still believe that this passage is dealing with God as creator of everything, not just what you see as bad. I see character as only a small part of Divine nature and was implying that there is much more. I asked what Burn did with this passage. I wasn't trying to prove anything to you. I asked you an honest question.
Everything in this universe lives by the death of others. In order for the most minute creature to the largest to live; deceit, amorality, violence and sociopathy are the order of the hour.
I guess if you see the eating of plants as evil. Not to mention the fact that many animals care for their young, or work as a group.
I see God's love in people when they do something loving and selfless. Also I don't discount "puffy clouds and gorgeous sunsets". I don't mind saying I'm impressed by the beauty and order in nature.
If you think I'm avoiding God's role in the creation of evil, you should have simply gone right to the point. I don't see it as a problem. God says He created it.
Isa 45:7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things .
You don't have to be evil, to create it.
deceit, amorality, violence and sociopathy
I would like to ask you how you account for these moral values in an atheist universe. If animals are just eating and trying to survive, deceit implies evil intent. Why or how would you characterize this as evil? How do you know what evil is?