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2005
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Good Logic But Perhaps Wrong Premises

(Anonymous)

2005-02-07 03:24 am (UTC)

All of your arguments are logical. However, they all assume that God is good or God is all powerful. It may be that God is not evil. Perhaps he is neutral. Furthermore, what is "good" or "all powerful?" Just because the Bible uses those terms does not mean that they mean them in the sense that you use them in. The truth is that God, especially in the old Testament sometimes acts in ways we would describe as "good" or "evil." He doesn't seem to have the unidimensional aspects you are defining for him. FINALLY, AN ALL POWERFUL GOD HAS THE POWER TO LIMIT HIS OWN POWER. Thus, Although God could intervene he choses not to. You might say his noninterventionism is evil, but how do YOU know. We might all really be in some other universe right now. Perhaps we are just Angels who chose to plug ourselves into some video game. Maybe when we suffer God doesn't care as much as we think we should because this reality is not the real reality or perhaps it is a reality but one of somewhat lesser value to a reality that is without the limitations of Time and Space. FINALLY, IF GOD CHOSE TO GIVE ALL OTHER BEINGS EQUAL KNOWLEDGE WOULDN'T HE JUST BE CLONING HIMSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN? If he has all these other characteristics, he cannot possibly create another being with all the same characteristics that he supposedly has because if he created another all powerful being that being could not REALLY be all powerful, since only one can be all powerful. Thus, God chose to not to make endless clones of himself for no purpose and create other creatures. Over all, the predominate theory about this universe is that it was created - there was a big bang. But what created the big bang? This universe's beginning was the beginning of time and space, thus, there must be some other universe where space and time do not exist in order for this one to have been created 15 billion years ago. Thus, at the very least there has to be something beyond space and time that created this place. And since all the matter that exists existed at that time, there must have been something that planned out how everything was going to ulimately shape out later. The truth is that in size the planet Earth is a quark of a quark of a quark, etc compared to the entire universe. Perhaps we are selfish when we think all of little selfish needs on this planet need to be fulfilled when we want them to. Perhaps we feel a little too special and therefore can't deal with the pain of not having our prayers answered. God is busy; the universe is big, and perhaps he thinks your an asshole or doesn't care, but that doesn't necessarily mean he is "Evil." The creation of life itself and an opportunity to laugh and cry and enjoy food, etc seems like something kind to do. Think about it, God gives organisms pleasureable feelings in the two most frequent and necessary functions they engage in, eating and reproduction. If he was evil, he'd make these most basic functions torturous, not pleasurable. Thus, God can't be all bad. Perhaps he is neutral. But Holiness is not necessarily goodness. And what is "good" in our eyes may be different to God. I think you are just mad that God never helped you enough in life when you needed him or you are just mad that you don't know everything. Well, sorry, God didn't feel like making a bunch of clones, perhaps he did create a few clones and got bored and decided to make us. Perhaps sheer boredom is the reason for our creation. If so, don't get mad at God just because he likes to be entertained! Afterall, humans love their video games. Sincerely, Gar.

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