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Theodicy essays

"The Problem of Evil: Why Would a Good God Create Suffering?" by Vexen Crabtree (2002)

Good and Evil

(Anonymous)

2011-07-30 05:55 am (UTC)

Just wanted to point out some things that seemed to overlooked in most of these posts.
1) God is both good and evil. God is all things, both the very best and the very worst of man. We were, after all, created in his image.

2) Free will was not just something God gave to man. Lucifer was God's second in command until he chose to challenge God for the throne of Heaven.

3) In almost all of the posts I see God being blamed for the evil in the world. Have we forgotten Satan? Satan whispers 'live how ever you see fit.' 'If you want, take. If someone opposes you destroy them. If you don't agree, disobey.' God did not create evil, evil was born of the disobedience of Satan. Since God and the angles were begotten of eternity you simply cannot say God "created" evil. God created the earth and in it he put man. Some men choose to follow God, some choose to follow Satan. All the suffering and turmoil in the world can be traced back those who follow Satan. And before you go saying one man's evil is another man's good, stop and think for a minute. Look into your secret heart and you will know what is good and what is evil. Would you say that raping a newborn child is anything but evil? Would you say saving the life of someone in need is anything but good?

4) As to pain and suffering. This is probably God's most brilliant piece of work. Without them what have you got? I'll tell you what you don't have. Hope. If your life was perfect every day what would you have to look forward to? Nothing. Your everyday would be the same as the last. You would grow bored, complacent and lazy. After you've seen and done it all your life would cease to have meaning. Without the lows you would have no highs. What you call God being evil is actually the petulant little child in you screaming "I want it MY way"! I got news for you, this ain't Burger King Sweetheart!

Lastly, I would just like to point out that if everyone did what ever they wanted with out any moral concern(since there is no such thing as good and evil), I'd be willing to bet that about 99% of the people that posted here wouldn't live long, including the host.

Re: Good and Evil

(Anonymous)

2012-04-18 02:04 pm (UTC)

I respect your beliefs. We all need something to believe in because without that, we have no hope. I can certainly understand your post, what I dont get is this:

your Bible says Thou shalt not judge. So, why on earth would you follow up such a good response with "Lastly, I would just like to point out that if everyone did what ever they wanted with out any moral concern(since there is no such thing as good and evil), I'd be willing to bet that about 99% of the people that posted here wouldn't live long, including the host." Why in the world would you stoop to such a level? and who are you to make such an outrageous claim? If your God is the only judge, then how do you think He would feel about your blatant condemnation of these people whose beliefs differ from yours?

I greatly respect Christianity and all of its beliefs, I dont necessarily respect Christians. Not to say I dont respect ANY of them, i do but, generally speaking. It has been my experience that with nearly every christian i have ever known that they are very close minded. Also, some (not all) tend to twist the christian philosophy to use it to their own personal advantage, to suit their PERSONAL needs, wants, and desires. I dont think that this is what God intended. Of course that is just my opinion.

Re: Good and Evil

(Anonymous)

2014-09-07 06:14 am (UTC)

You said God Is evil and good but that satan created sin so how is God ... evil? He is not..

Re: Good and Evil

(Anonymous)

2014-09-07 06:02 pm (UTC)

This post is very ignorant and does not reflect the views of any one but this individual. please eradicate yourself from existense.

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