Saturday, April 15, 2006
An Inordinate Fondness For Beetles
This is an expression that a famous evolutionist coined in determining what God must be like. He answered, that based on his obervations of the material world, God must have "an inordinate fondness for beetles." The statement purports to place man in his proper context by showing the wide variety of beetles. It is meant to be a statement that calls into question God's role in Creation. I think the statement points out God's creative whimsy. I am very comfortable with the statement, and what it ways for God and us. It reminds me that not a single bird can fall to the earth without His knowing. Similarly, not a single beetle was designed without his care.