One of the great things about my job is that I get to travel, which also can be one of the worst things about it too. ;-) But every now and then I actually get the chance to explore the local terrain, like I did today. I had an awesome hike in Pinnacles National Monument in California, and I am really kicking myself for forgetting my camera in the hotel. :-(
The landscape was colorful, like imagine making part of a mountain from different colors of Play-Doh. That vibrant and colorful. At least some of it was, while the rest was just really cool. And the air, the air smelled like a mix of lavender, jasmine, and honey. Incredible!
Jujuy, which I have also had the pleasure of visiting. The look at land like this and reflect about how wonderful God is and how perfect and beautiful His works are. In is also a means of God showing us how much He cares for us. He has created this earth full of beauty just for our enjoyment! And I have to say that when I've been in such amazing places, my soul aches with the intense beauty. I feel alive! I feel more spiritual than I have ever felt sitting in a pew. Not surprisingly, some people of faith have felt the same way, and have organized nature churches and worship hikes where God is revered alongside His spectacular creation.
If you think that God purposefully made the Earth with this landscape, he generally does not care if we enjoy it, and may even not want us to enjoy it, based on how few areas are truly beautiful. That does not speak of a loving God.
If you think that God gave no consideration to the Earth's aesthetics, well, then, you are one step closer to atheism than you realize. Such a lack of attention to detail strongly suggests the lack of a designer at all.
So what do you think?