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Old Aug 10, '12, 6:45 pm
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Default Why did God make the universe so large?

I always thought it was a way for us to understand better how great God is, but is there any other reason?
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Old Aug 10, '12, 7:52 pm
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I always thought it was a way for us to understand better how great God is, but is there any other reason?
To show his wonder and awe... Oh, and it is still expanding and getting larger
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Old Aug 10, '12, 7:57 pm
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I always thought it was a way for us to understand better how great God is, but is there any other reason?
Here is a better question, is it really that big in comparison?
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Old Aug 10, '12, 8:36 pm
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God is immensely generous in all He does. Just look at vastness nature for that. Just look at the wedding at Cana where Christ miraculously created wine out of water far in excess of requirement. God is generous.

The universe would not seem large to God.
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Old Aug 10, '12, 8:54 pm
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Why should we assume that God created the universe just to sustain us?

There are a lot of strange worlds out there and it's very possible that some of these worlds sustain some kind of life. If that's the case, then why couldn't at least a few of those alien life-forms have eternal souls with their own set of commandments like we do?
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Old Aug 10, '12, 8:59 pm
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I like to think it is because God made a logical, rule-based universe that can't help but expand based on the laws of physics. The fact that nothing happens arbitrarily shows just how great of an engineer God is. I'm not a physicist, but I bet that if the rules that make the universe the size it is didn't exist, we would notice a lot of other inconsistencies in our daily lives because there would be a gap in the order God designed.
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I always thought it was a way for us to understand better how great God is, but is there any other reason?
Maybe it's only large to us. Maybe in God's "eyes" it's pretty small.
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Old Aug 11, '12, 2:51 am
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If the universe were smaller some would ask why God made the universe so small.

What size would satisfy everyone?
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lol

but since it's exanding, it must kindof expand into something, occupying more room, and what kind of room is this? What is beyond the universe?
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Old Aug 11, '12, 5:23 pm
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maybe because the probabilities to get one planet with just the right size sun and planet with just the right elemental make up required it, statistically speaking.. I can imagine Jesus and some of the higher order of angels pitching the idea to him (born of the Father before all ages, through him all things were made)
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There are several possible explanations/reasons for it, and it just proves we don't know all God's plans I know this is not a satisfacting answer at all, but I'm sure the Universe's hugeness will prove itself useful in the future
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We don't know how large the Universe is. Look up the latest Hubble deep space photo. In the background are faint images of galaxies even farther away.




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I remember reading in the Catholic Encyclopedia article on Heaven that the Saints in addition to being in Heaven are "free to go about in this world". In the article about the General Resurrection, it says that resurrected bodies are "endowed with the capability of moving with the utmost facility and quickness wherever the soul pleases" Assuming my interpretation is correct then at least part of the reason the universe is big could be that its simply God's way of saying that all of this is ours if we choose the path of salvation.
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I remember reading in the Catholic Encyclopedia article on Heaven that the Saints in addition to being in Heaven are "free to go about in this world". In the article about the General Resurrection, it says that resurrected bodies are "endowed with the capability of moving with the utmost facility and quickness wherever the soul pleases" Assuming my interpretation is correct then at least part of the reason the universe is big could be that its simply God's way of saying that all of this is ours if we choose the path of salvation.
That's one way of seeing it

I have another view. I believe God teaches us through History and Nature and, if all these planets in our Universe are truly uninhabited, God wants to teach us to be humble showing us how small we are!
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No one can speak as God, so this cannot be answered with authority. It is nice to read about the different views though!
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