Another question sparked this question....
Is there really a difference in believing that God does not exist because bad things happen in this world and believing that Satan must exist because bad things happen?
If there is a difference, what is it?
Answer by Michele068 at 1:00 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by stickyfingers at 1:03 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 1:06 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 1:21 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
I don't mean the belief/lack of as much as the concepts.
Many people say that they cannot understand why people believe their is no God simply because bad things happen but these are the same people that believe that bad things exist because of Satan.
Either way you are associating human actions and behaviors are based on the behavior or lack of behavior on a "deity".
Answer by anetrnlov at 1:26 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Not much difference, basically it is just the conclusion. The reasoning is the same "bad things happen so _____" some fill in the blank with "there is no God watching over us," others fill it with "there is an evil being (Satan) making bad things happen". Either way it is sort of blaming someone, one blames a being directly, the other "blames" the lack of a being.
Answer by nysa00 at 1:40 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by mo2a27 at 2:22 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by rhanford at 2:48 PM on Jul. 25, 2009