Why does God love diversity?
The Big Questions (Templeton)
[Chuckling] If there’s anything we know about God from the Hebrew Bible, it is: He is the God who loves creating. He is the God who loves diversity.
So He created not one life-form, but around a hundred million. He created not one language, but 6,000 different languages. He created not one kind of tree, but 250,000 varieties of tree, because God loves diversity.
He loves the unexpected. He loves the unpredictable. And I think, oddly enough, Darwinian biology has shown us that. God made creation creative.
And therefore I see, at the heart of monotheism, not the simple idea: one God, one truth, one way, but rather the strange miracle, the awe inspiring miracle, that unity in Heaven creates diversity down here on Earth.