Posted: Mar 28, 2018 10:21 pm
by Wortfish
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
So at best, you could argue that it isn't god directly who creates things out of nothing.

No. God commands the earth/land to produce forth vegetation from itself. I don't know about you, but plants require water and nutrients from the soil/earth to grow.

No, it literally says that. It does NOT however say how or from what, meaning it's very much ex-nihilo.

Ex novo (from scratch), not ex nihilo (from nothing).

Plants are not made up of earth/soil Wortfish.

Actually, they are. The material used to make plants come the water and soil in the ground. The sugars that power them, and the oxygen they breathe, comes from the air.

And if you did not need to resort to dishonest quote-mining that would be a valid rebuttal.
You left out the bit where I pointed out that humans aren't made of dust of the ground.

Actually, we are made of the dust of the ground. You are about 50% protein, and the amino acids in your proteins come from the earth. via the food you have eaten.

If it weren't so depressing, it would be amazing how you manage to competely ignore the facts and just mindlessly regurgitate your counterfactual assertions. If something is in no way analogous to something else, it is not the same in principle either.

CREATIONISM: God creates ADAM from dust, then takes a part of ADAM to make EVE.

EVOLUTIONISM: Evolution creates a PROTOCELL, then uses its genes to make all living organisms.

Same principle. :smoke:

Pathetic.Birds and planes both fly. That doesn't mean planes are birds.

Bird flight inspired man-made flight.