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Originally posted by WraothAscendant
reply to post by Stumpy1
Simply your question is:
"Why does god allow suffering?"
Simply I answer this:
Life is a classroom.
We are here to learn and you don't need to go to class if you already know the answers.
And in the end. If we do have eternal souls. What does short span of suffering mean in the big scheme of things anway?
Noun 1. strawman - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
figurehead, front man, nominal head, straw man, front
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
2. strawman - a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
specious argument - an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
3. strawman - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
bird-scarer, scarecrow, scarer, straw man
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
Noun 1. red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
digression, divagation, diversion, deflexion, deviation, deflection - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
2. red herring - a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
3. red herring - a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus; "because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring"
course catalog, course catalogue, prospectus - a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim. The process of proving or disproving the claim is thereby subverted, and the argumentum ad hominem works to change the subject.
Originally posted by Stumpy1
I don't understand why so many people put so much faith in a book full of stories that has been translated out of meaning over 2000 years.