• Adrift's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    Yeah, I suppose I'd go along with that, as it doesn't seem to contradict the view I've put forward here. Although, I'm not sure I quite understand...
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    Today, 03:01 AM
    37818 replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    Evil is not possible without there being good. Evil needs good to be evil. Good does not need evil to be good. Infinite good cannot be negated...
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    Today, 02:01 AM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    Yes it is. Or at least, that's how Augustine defined it. "For evil has no positive nature; but the loss of good has received the name 'evil'." ...
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  • 37818's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 AM
    In the parallel accounts Peter and John run to the tomb. John 20:2-10. Luke 24:9-12.
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    Today, 01:39 AM
    To me the Dark Ages are far more recent, like today, for those that consider Genesis factual history. The Middle Ages lacked the benefit of modern...
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    Today, 01:34 AM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    No, I obviously wouldn't agree with that. I believe that God is purely good, in that he is the good by his very nature, and it would be impossible...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    Most people I think agree that disorder, chaos, and confusion are products of evil. A God that was purely evil would be entirely chaotic, and thus,...
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    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/gfp/gfp146.htm THE Mutakallemim, as I have already told you, apply the term non-existence only to absolute...
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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    We may be talking past one another. I think I can only conceive of a world that is either purely good, or a world where both good and evil exist, but...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    37818 replied to a thread Who buried Jesus? in Apologetics 301
    Then, I guess you would say 1 Corinthians 15 is wrong saying, ". . . And that he was buried, . . ." :shrug:
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    What would evil look like in a world absolutely devoid of good? What would "evil" even mean, do you think?
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  • Adrift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    I never made any such argument, and I can't remember Mountain Man ever making that argument either. Seems you can't remember what arguments people...
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    37818 replied to a thread Who buried Jesus? in Apologetics 301
    We need to identify our points of disagreement. John 13:1, . . . Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that...
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    But as Teallaura correctly points out, plenty of crazies start off as ordinary citizens. You don't necessarily cross over into what most people would...
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    I've thought about it. Evil, by its very definition is a negation of good. A negation (in the sense we're using it) is typically defined as the "The...
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    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    I said. ". . . because Natural Law is possibly an uncaused cause." There is no proof either way for an uncaused cause, whether natural or Divine....
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  • Adrift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Thanks, that helped clarify for me as well. And yes, you're right. A citizen is "ordinary" up until they commit the crime.
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  • Adrift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    This is honestly not far from the case where I live.
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  • Adrift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    :huh: How do you mean? I checked a few of these links, and I saw just that, citizens who owned guns, and then carried out mass shootings.
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Adrift replied to a thread Could God Be Evil? in Deeper Waters
    Evil, by its very definition, is a negation. In what possible way could it be said that good is a lack of evil?
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    37818 replied to a thread Who buried Jesus? in Apologetics 301
    No. The Lamb was killed, in the Hebrew "between the evenings," in the afternoon. Was eaten in that following night. In either case, though, makes...
    216 replies | 5152 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    37818 replied to a thread Who buried Jesus? in Apologetics 301
    Do you think water can be boiled faster than what is physically possible? That fact that the women had to take time to prepare spices is glossed...
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    Yesterday, 03:45 AM
    I am not an atheist, but I find this comparison insulting to the science of Methodological Naturalism. Yes, the atheists and some strong agnostics...
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    06-21-2017, 06:33 PM
    37818 replied to a thread Who buried Jesus? in Apologetics 301
    OK. I am persuaded that Thursday is that Passover sabbath. So you still have not answered me regarding Mark 14:12. Did you and I missed it? The...
    216 replies | 5152 view(s)
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