Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Gurdari, Feb 12, 2007.
Would God need to be all-powerful to create earth and life on it, or just powerful enough?
Just powerful enough I think. If there is a god, he/she's obviously limited. You can tell by the results!
Were you looking in the mirror when you wrote that Hagard?
That was funny, but it's actually a trick question... but it still seems to elicit bizarre answers from the more... committed believers.
That is quite the philosphical can of worms you opened there. If God created us then he had some big decisions to make. Do I give these folks free will or just make them incapable of bad choices? Do I try to create a Utopia? Or try to make them perfect?
Why is that a big decision, can't a God fix any problem that might arise?
Would any decision really cause consternation in a perfect, divine, omnipotent being?
And, we all appreciate the free will - but why invent pedophilia? Why give us the ability to destroy the planet? Would you let your kidspolay with a hand grenade? Just throwing random questions out there...
Free will means just that, FREE WILL.
There are people that have "free will" to be complete, and utter ass wipes, and God allows them that, just look around.
Uh, by the very definition, God is omnipotent, omniscient AND omnipresent. Thus such a being is forever beyond human perception, and its existence is an article of faith...unproven...unprovable...Hence of little value.
You are right there though, on the three necessities. As for looking at what has been wrought, well that's free will.
Lets all not forget about the evil influence of Lucifer. He's got a little say also. You choose who to listen to. Like your Mom or Dad. It's your decision. Yes there is free will. There is also good and bad influence.
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