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Christians - How Do You Cope With The Problem Of Evil?


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Some will argue that in order for good to exist, evil must exist as well or else we won't know what is truly good or evil. Some will just say that evil is a natural artifact when God gave us the choice to worship him or not.

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The answer seems simple to me. If one assumes the existence of bible god and one credits bible god with creation along with all power, then it is bible god who is responsible for evil. It can be no other way.

 

 

Exactly. the creator creates all and is therefore responsible for all that happens, good or bad.

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Bible says the Lard made evil.

 

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

 

—Isaiah 45:7

 

Of course, this is totally silly, reading the bible to find answers about the christian god. I know the REAL is answer is "Eve did it." The Baptists told me so.

 

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Bible says the Lard made evil.

 

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

 

—Isaiah 45:7

 

Of course, this is totally silly, reading the bible to find answers about the Christian god. I know the REAL is answer is "Eve did it." The Baptists told me so.

 

:Wendywhatever:

 

Here's the stuff that used to make me crazzzzzzzzy! :wacko: No wonder I went nuts trying to decipher this book called the bible because the scriptures also clearly teach that God cannot be the author of evil.Look at these scriptures!

 

James 1:13 states: "Let no one say when he is tempted. 'I am being tempted by God'; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone."

 

And further "Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow."

 

THIS IS MY FAVORITE: We know that God is not a God of confusion (1 Cor 14:33).

 

Psalm 18:30 tells us "As for God, His way is blameless" and "Thou art not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; no evil dwells with Thee (Psalm 5:4).

 

Also, "The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds." (Psalm 145:17)

 

What do you all make of this? :shrug:

 

 

 

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First two - Paul. He was an egotistical liar. And "not the god of confusion" my left labia. How many denominations? Oh yeeeaaahhhhh.

 

The others...well, they say god is righteous and blameless, but do they say he did not make evil, or should be blamed for making evil? "Gawd haz mysterioos waiz" and all that rot. Guess it depends on what you consider "making evil" - a way for "free will" to function, or the sadistic action of a cosmic kid shaking the ant farm.

 

I choose B.

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I'm an x christian but even when I was christian I did not believe in the existence of good or evil. Humans are wired to perceive opposing values. Any values that oppose our own are a threat. I figured god made us this way in order to force us to learn within the parameters of free will, to see the neccessity/uselessness of this condition on the physical plane. I always thought that God thinks paradoxically and we as humans are strving to become like our creator. I figured when the human race was capable of accepting paradox as a definitive...that's what the thousand years of peace would be like. Now I still think the same thing but instead of god and creatonism...I think it's where we are evolving to.

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I have no idea. I never got a good answer from the xtians around me before, during, or after my conversion.

 

:close: Very small penis, is the only answer I could come up with, besides stupidly malevolent. Then finally came complete disbelief.

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