Do you recognize that God gains pleasure in creating evil?

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    Do you recognize that God gains pleasure in creating evil?

    Revelation 4:11
    Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

    This quote indicates that the creation of evil is an ongoing process by God and that he creates evil for his pleasure. This makes sense in that God would not create something that he did not want in the world or that would displease him.

    As a Gnostic Christian, I recognize that the concept of God is all myth.

    Literal and historic belief did not generally come about till about the years 80. 50 years after the death of Jesus. In fact, Jesus was not declared divine till the Trinity concept was accepted, by the force of Constantine in 380.

    Having said this, I recognize why the ancient thinkers would say that God is pleased when he creates evil in the world.

    Do you understand how and why God gains pleasure from creating evil and sin?

    If not, why do you think God would create evil and sin for his displeasure?

    If God does not do or create evil as some think, then who else has the power to create evil?

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    It's amazing that people STILL get reeled in by this argument from The Great Deceiver Himself!
     
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    If you mean the bible then I agree.
    Perhaps that is why many think that the Abrahamic cults are the anti-Christ.

    I see that you are bright enough to ignore what the bible says about God.
    Good for you. :clap2:

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    If god creates evil, it must be because god is bored.
     
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    If not for evil then what do we define as good?
     
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    HE must have danced a little jig on yours and Cammpbelll's birthdays, then.......




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    That and every hero myth must have something to conquer to become the hero.

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    So evil must be good if it is required to identify good. Right?
    Perhaps that is where God's enjoyment comes in. He does a lot of it so you would think he would do a bit of good now and then as well just to know better what is evil.

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    Not sure who Cammpbelll is but yes.
    Even God needs someone to be honest with him and tell him when he is being a prick.

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    nope good is good and evil is evil. By your logic good could be defined as evil if evil could be defined as good. Philosophically speaking, God gets to do what God wants. If it's for enjoyment as you say, then so be it. What are you going to do about it one way or another?
     

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