(This question has been asked in its various forms on CM many times, here's a take on it if you're interested.)
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:29 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 2:43 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by Soniam301 at 2:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
I don't have time to read the link.
Humans are responsible for their own behaviour.
Answer by beeky at 2:36 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 7:19 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 10:37 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
desperateat48... so your saying SATAN created evil? In that case, isn't he just as powerful as God because he's a creator as well? God himself says HE created evil:
Isaiah 45:7 and Amos 3:6 • (Isaiah 45:7, KJV) - "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." • (Amos 3:6) - "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?"
Answer by IhartU at 7:05 AM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by Koukla12905 at 8:33 AM on Jun. 24, 2011
If there were a god who prided himself for having created everything--claims that there would be nothing here without him--then it stands to reason that "human wickedness" would be among those things he created, either directly or indirectly. In my mind, it makes it a good thing that he doesn't really exist. It would be a bit of a conundrum to be forced (er . . sorry. . . given the choice) to worship someone who makes promises and threats for an eternal life of bliss or pain based on your willingness to worship him, and is the source of all good as well as all evil in the world.
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:19 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
If a god is thought to be omnipotent, then nothing is outside of that god, including "evil." The freewill clause does not excuse the omnipotent god from the cause or result of anything.
Answer by clarity333 at 5:28 PM on Jun. 24, 2011