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Resource Box: The Purpose of Creation by Dr. P.C. Simon, Copyright 2003. Also by Dr. P.C. Simon, The Missing Piece to Paradise, an inspiring, informative, and life-changing book. More articles by Dr. Simon can be seen at http://www.interchange.ubc.ca/psimon/book2.htm ______________________________________________________ The Nature of Creator Part 2 in “Purpose of Creation” series by Dr. P.C. Simon copyright 2003
Why did creator create universe with all living beings? Why did he create these frail beings that appear as a weed one day and disappear next? Was He/She looking for slaves to worship him or underlings to pay homage? Was he looking for adoration from his creation that had no freedom to do anything other than what he wanted them to do? The praises and adoration by his own creation would be just like my making a tape recording of self adulation and listening to it every day. It would not satisfy even ego of a vainglorious human being. Then in what way will it benefit great Creator of universe?
If he is a cruel monster who likes to see living creatures go through agony, like an ignorant child plucking wings and legs off flies, we can believe that he might have created human beings to cast them in hell and see them writhe in pain and beg for mercy.
But creation does not reflect such cruel nature. On contrary Creator has given mothers, even mothers of animals, infinite love for their progeny. They sacrifice their lives and offer themselves as prey when predators attack their young ones. We see this in Africa when leopards attack young gazelles. I have seen it myself. I could not find any cruelty in nature of creator.
If we watch birds, we will see their untiring enterprise to find food for their nestlings, coaxing raptorial birds away from nestlings, and protecting young ones with self-sacrifice. All these are examples of their loving nature. These indicate that creator has endowed them with love.
Still I did not find purpose of creation. Then I argued that if I can find out substance of Creator, I might be able to find his nature, just as Mendeleyev, Russian scientist found nature of atoms from their substance. I tried this approach namely to find substance of Creator but I could not. I thought that substance of creator may be energy. But there was no proof for it. It was only an assumption on my part. So I rejected that idea.