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Honest Argument: Evil exists so that Free Will may be maintained
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Evil exists so that Free Will may be maintained

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Evil exists so that Free Will may be maintained  Evil exists so that Free Will may be maintained
       Without Free Will, we are all robot agents of our Creator  Without Free Will, we are all robot agents of our Creator
       Evil is the contrast needed to understand Good  Evil is the contrast needed to understand Good
       If Free Will is illusory, Evil is also illusory  If Free Will is illusory, Evil is also illusory

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Free will, predestination and an Imaginary God

The premise of this argument is false. First of all we need to have a working definition of God before we can even ask the question. If we cannot agree on the definition of God, then that in itself is reason to suspect that he is simply imaginary. Even if God does exist, the existence of evil contradicts the very nature of God since the definition usually presupposes that he is both good and omnipotent. In other words it is impossible for a perfect God to exist since this very concept means that he cannot change his mind and that completely eliminates the possibility of perfection. Without perfection there can be no God.

Comment by: Keith Cantrell At: 2008-08-17 23:27:06



Re: comment: Free will, predestination and an Imaginary God

I absolutely agree. Perhaps this is a nonsequitor of sorts, since we seem to be defining good and evil in religious or philosophical terms, but doing so is outdated if we accept evolution.
Through evolution, species pass psychological traits to offspring that either aid or hinder life. We have called those that hinder life "evil" in times of less understanding.

Comment by: Sorenthia At: 2008-10-01 03:17:15



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