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4. The whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
The exact law is 'It is impossible to conceive of the characteristics of the whole from the characteristics of the parts considered separately.'
Originally posted by Harman
Any potential creator has nothing actively to do with the state of our failing society, it's us who are doing it and not some outside higher force. Our peers (speaking consciousnesswise) are promoting the lesser and greater evils and most humans are gullible enough to fall for it. Media, education and societal dogma are the reason that there seems to be more hate than love in the world but even the most evil bastard will have his moments of love. The world is not a decrepit place but good news is no news so that skewes our perception and diminishes the trust in humanity. We are being programmed but not by our Creator, just by our fellow man and i dare say somebody at the top with a plan, a human or group of humans.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
God plays not part in the evil Men do. That is a cop-out.
How does that not apply to God? He has the power to protect and enforce justice, but he does nothing.
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
The answer: Free will.
If we were born without these "instincts" then we wouldn't have free will. Free will means freedom to exercise (or not exercise) our will. It is not free if we don't have the choice. The reason God gives us free will is that if we don't have a choice of loving him or not it's not real, true love. God cannot give us limited free will (limiting our free will on the "instincts" you questioned) because then it would not be free will.
Good question by the way.
Originally posted by nomorecruelty
God isn't responsible for mankind's decisions - we have free will.
I think that we are here to play a difficult game, but a game nonetheless.
Originally posted by Welfhard
On the assumption that God exists as described in the Bible [...]