Reply Fri 29 Apr, 2016 08:37 pm
Where is the existence of evil if God is omnipresent and omnipotent?
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fresco
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2016 12:14 am
@Rajeev33,
Both totally reside in the mind of man.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2016 03:44 am
No one should doubt the existence of Donald Trump--evil incarnate.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2016 06:40 am
@Rajeev33,
How do you know that God is omnipotent?
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2016 07:53 pm
@Setanta,
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No one should doubt the existence of Donald Trump--evil incarnate.


So you are placing the silly clown Trump with all the for real evil men in history?
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ruohan96
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2016 09:31 pm
@Rajeev33,
First of all,no one can prove that god is omnipresent and omnipotence,and I think god's function is to banlance the world.Every coin has two sides,so if there is the exisence of goodness,evil exists.And like the goodness,evil exists in everybody's heart.God will punish the one who is evil,but not ban evil,because the world needs a banlance.It makes the evil be buried in the heart ,when greediness appears,evil will appear.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2016 05:25 am
@Rajeev33,
In ignorant mindsets.
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kristihendricks
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2016 08:36 pm
@Leadfoot,
Why do you doubt that he is?
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2016 06:02 pm
@kristihendricks,
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Why do you doubt that he is?
Because 'omnipotent' is an absurdity. For example, can God create a rock so heavy that he can't lift it?

The best example is illustrated in the stories in the bible. God wanted to create a people with free will that would live in harmony with each other and with him. If he were omnipotent, he could just say the word and it would be so. But he can't. He must obey the rules of logic and reason just as we do.

That is why this existence is as it is. He must wait on the process to work it's painful way to conclusion. That's why he won't get 100% yield from this experiment.
RyanO45
 
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Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 06:58 pm
"Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God." -Albert Einstein
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2016 08:00 am
@RyanO45,

Why do people repeat these myths?
http://www.snopes.com/religion/einstein.asp
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2016 08:48 am
@Rajeev33,
Evil came about when this woman named Pandora got a little too curious and opened up a box she found in her grandpappy's attic hidden behind the mannequins dressed as farmhands.

She opened the box and all manner of evil, including; but, not limited to sloth, pride, glutton, fibbing, thievery and playing tiddlywinks on the Sabbath.

Soon the world was awash in evil and God said it was time to create something called Free-will (not to be confused with the movie about a whale named Free Willy, which was about how Jonah captured Willy in retaliation for the whale having gobbled him up years earlier). With free-will, god could now let people do as they please and only intervene when he/she/unknown entity felt moved to do so. The rest would be sorted out when st.Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Newcomers arriving at Pete's garden gate had to correctly name the hour in which they'd become pickled. Following that, there's a trial which is more for show than anything else as God or Godel or possibly Arthur Godfrey had already decided the sinner's fate.


Another theory based on a man written story says God tossed Lucky (Lucifer) out one afternoon for impure thoughts towards Hera. After that day, God felt depressed and stopped tending to the humans, letting them do as they pleased.
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kristihendricks
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 05:31 pm
@Leadfoot,
God created people with free will so He also created the window for sin to happen so that we wouldn't be robots or something. God does have the power to get rid of free will and could do so if He desired it, He doesn't have to obey any rules of logic sense as the Creator who created the universe and those same rules.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 05:56 pm
@kristihendricks,
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God does have the power to get rid of free will and could do so if He desired it,
And if he did, he would be an evil God and I would be obliged to find him, and kill him if I could.

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He doesn't have to obey any rules of logic sense as the Creator who created the universe and those same rules.
But because he is not an evil God, yes, he has to obey those rules of logic.
For example, If it were not so, he could have told Satan to go pound sand when challenged in the story of Job.
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jwagner
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 07:09 pm
@Rajeev33,
Sorry I don't believe I fully understand what you're asking, are you doubting the existence of evil or are you doubting God is omnipresent and omnipotent?

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