Stormcrow, I agree with you many times
On this one let's remember "the universe may be stranger than we can imagine."
The point, though, is that in my opinion a conscious entity responsible for the creation of all the wonders in the universe would not have much in common with us, including a capacity to feel jealousy, love, wrath, etc. To suggest that this God is that similar to us is really engaging in self-congratulatory backpatting, and has less to do with a reverence of God than a self-important reverence of Man.
Still, Duane and the Creationists have a story to tell which, while it is out of focus for both them and us, is a phenomenon which deserves full consideration, not only to include "taking the side against."
IF Duane and the Creationists, are part of the universe,
THEN part of the universe apparently has this fiction about itself. What is behind the fiction?
Perhaps our nature is not human anyway; if one does not know the feeling of being an octopus or a humpback whale, one might be too quick to assume the essence of our experience is to be human. Yet perhaps consciousness is capable of a range of attitudes which are recognizable variations of emotions. Even without a biological body, one could conceive of emotions, since emotions are not only glandular or cognitive but also relational and contextual.
To declare that one knows God's nature is different than our own is just as bold as to say God's nature is like our own. Either way, you claim to know God pretty well. That's neat!
You guys are emitting light on this topic.
Probably we all want to know more...
Also, I's say blaah blaah blaah, but that's just a guess. Thank you.