Would God need to be all-powerful

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    Would God need to be all-powerful to create earth and life on it, or just powerful enough?
     
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    Just powerful enough I think. If there is a god, he/she's obviously limited. You can tell by the results! :rofl:
     
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    Were you looking in the mirror when you wrote that Hagard?
     
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    That was funny, but it's actually a trick question... but it still seems to elicit bizarre answers from the more... committed believers.
     
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    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?
     
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    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...
     
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    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.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    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.
     
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    Or invaluable. ;)

    You are right there though, on the three necessities. As for looking at what has been wrought, well that's free will.
     
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    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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