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Refuting the problem of evil

Truth_seeker
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9/30/2014 9:58:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
There are several problems with the problem of evil. First being the definition of good and evil. What is good? What is evil? who defines it?

it can be agreed on that evil is subjective, so if that's the case then we have many definitions of good and evil. if we pick your definition of good and evil in order to discover that God is evil then it's only because we're using your definition and not his.

1) It's not a contradiction in the Bible

2) Anyone can create definitions of good and evil then accuse others of breaking it. It doesn't make their judgment correct.

if there's multiple subjective views then they would conflict with each other. By looking at human nature, we can conclude that your own morals when applied to condemn God contradict itself.

For example, one could argue that it's an act of cruelty for God to have committed genocide on the basis of punishing the wicked, but the United States has killed thousands in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If genocide is completely an absolutely evil then you would have to admit that act in itself is evil. If you don't then it becomes a "necessary evil."

Second, it creates the problem of false dilemma which only two possibilities exist. Either God stops evil immediately or he's evil. There's many possibilities for why he allows evil which would solve the problem.

Last, no where in Christianity is there such a concept that God needs to stop evil immediately. The definition of God also determines whether or not the problem of evil is valid. With all these things, the problem of evil is invalid.
bornofgod
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9/30/2014 10:02:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/30/2014 9:58:44 PM, Truth_seeker wrote:
There are several problems with the problem of evil. First being the definition of good and evil. What is good? What is evil? who defines it?

it can be agreed on that evil is subjective, so if that's the case then we have many definitions of good and evil. if we pick your definition of good and evil in order to discover that God is evil then it's only because we're using your definition and not his.

1) It's not a contradiction in the Bible

2) Anyone can create definitions of good and evil then accuse others of breaking it. It doesn't make their judgment correct.

if there's multiple subjective views then they would conflict with each other. By looking at human nature, we can conclude that your own morals when applied to condemn God contradict itself.

For example, one could argue that it's an act of cruelty for God to have committed genocide on the basis of punishing the wicked, but the United States has killed thousands in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If genocide is completely an absolutely evil then you would have to admit that act in itself is evil. If you don't then it becomes a "necessary evil."

Second, it creates the problem of false dilemma which only two possibilities exist. Either God stops evil immediately or he's evil. There's many possibilities for why he allows evil which would solve the problem.

Last, no where in Christianity is there such a concept that God needs to stop evil immediately. The definition of God also determines whether or not the problem of evil is valid. With all these things, the problem of evil is invalid.

God created the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" as a strong delusion to keep His people from knowing the "tree of life". Only us saints were taught from the "tree of life", which is where God's invisible creation exists.