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Does all of God's creation have a purpose?

In the last few days, a robot space probe called Messenger flew past the planet Mercury. It sent back wonderfully clear pictures and scientific data about that planet.
Unfortunately, it revealed that Mercury is a desolate wasteland. Cratered, barren, utterly lifeless, without air or water, for untold ages it has slowly rotated beneath the pitiless sun, being alternately roasted and frozen, depending on whether it is day or night on that planet.
What would be the purpose of God creating such a world? It appears to be a random, pointless thing, barely visible from Earth. Atheists would say it proves there is no God. What about you?
1. Do you believe that God created the planet Mercury?
Yes. God created everything.
Probably
No, but I believe in God nonetheless
No, because there is no God
I simply do not know
Other answer (please post on the messageboard)
Do you agree that the planet Mercury serves no purpose?
Yes, I agree. It appears to be just a random, barren ball of rock.
No, I don't agree. It must have a purpose, but we don't know what it is yet.
I believe in God, but believe that not all of His creation serves a purpose
Other answer (please post on messageboard)
Have you viewed the recent images of the planet Mercury on the Internet/TV/newspapers?
Yes I have
No I haven't
Do the images of the planet Mercury make you question whether there is a God at all?
Yes, I question whether there is a God, and I have no fear in questioning
Yes, I question whether there is a God, although it's kind of scary to do that
No, I believe in God, but have no idea why He would create a planet like that
No, I have faith, and the pictures of that wasteland will not shake my faith
I did not believe in God even before these images
Other answer (please post on messageboard)
Do you believe that God created the planet Mercury in the condition that it is today?
Yes, God created it the way it is right now
No, God created it good, but ruined it Himself
No, God created it good, but Satan ruined it
I simply don't know
This is all religious nonsense. There is no God!
Other answer (please post)
So, which of the following is correct, in your opinion?
I believe totally in God, and all of His creation has a purpose
I believe totally in God, but <u>not</U> all of His creation has a purpose
I believe somewhat in God, and that if He exists, His creation has a purpose
I believe somewhat in God, but if He exists, I doubt that all things have a purpose
I doubt the existence of God, but nonetheless believe that all things have a purpose
I doubt the existence of God, and don't believe that all things have a purpose
I flatly do not believe in God, but nonetheless, I believe that all things have a purpose
I flatly do not believe in God, and believe that the entire Universe has no purpose at all
I simply do not know, but would like to
I simply do not know, and wouldn't want to
Other answer (please post)
This poll is: (check all that apply)
Excellent
Thought-provoking
Good
Fair
Poor
Stupid
Blasphemous
Not blasphemous
A waste of time
Salmon fishcakes
This poll was created on 2008-02-09 13:13:20 by Predator