posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 10:31 PM
Originally posted by troubleshooter
Originally posted by xxsomexpersonxx
Everything. Tornadoes, Earthquakes, animal violence, Diseases, parasites, you name it, are not Gods doing. They are the result of God's Loving
decision to design a system where humans having the ability to make choices some how cause that.
We would have had the means to resist and control all this had our race not chosen independance.
I'm not doubting that.
Those kids born in africa, born starving and/or with Aids, many only living a few weeks of suffering before death. Most only getting a few years of
People born anywhere with deformities, or debilitating mental problems.
Families torn apart and killed by environmental disaster.
Animals getting torn to pieces, dehydrating, starving, rotting from disease.
They all deserve it for what other humans have decided to do.
It's not just a reaction. If it was a reaction, a Malevolent god would protect
the innocent from reactions they didn't deserve. All suffering is much deserved. That makes so much sense, I couldn't ever see why anyone would ever
All suffering is a justified result of free will. That is the only real excuse I've ever seen, and it falls apart way too easily.
Other excuse is "God's thinking is greater than ours". Old Testament atrocities, modern evils in the world, otherwise contradictory or illogical
plans, we can't question it. Because his decisions, that seem like they were written by bronze age barbarians, are actually written by a mind vastly
more intelligent than ours.
I've seen that used in response to Epicurus a few times as well. Also, not that great of a response.
Wiki Page on the Problem of Evil
These two should sum up the entire issues, points and counterpoints, fairly well and accurately.