What if God is actually evil?

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by pluto2, May 11, 2010.

  1. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    People always say that they need and want a God to protect them and give them an afterlife. But what if God is actually bad instead of good? What if God actually treats us like we are his toys and does whatever he wants with us?

    If God totally controls us but we have no control at all over ourselves or over what he does to us, is it actually a good thing? And what if you discovered that God is actually bad? Would you still believe in God or prefer there to be no such God?
     
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  2. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    then you have a radical different view of human nature for a start

    If we have no control, what would it matter?
     
  3. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    I don't know really but I find the concept of an all-powerful all-knowing being doing whatever he wants with me while I have no control over anything to be scary.
     
  4. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    so you don't think he controls your experience of "scariness"?
     
  5. Adstar Valued Senior Member

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    Weird.

    If you lived next to a mountain and you had a suspicion that the mountain was actually a volcano that would explode and reap destruction upon you. Would you disbelieve in the mountains existence if you discovered it was a volcano?

    How could you disbelieve in the Mountain that you live next to.
    And how could you disbelieve in God no matter what you thought His intentions toward you where?

    And if it where possible to disbelieve in the existence of God simply because of your belief in His intentions towards you. How could that disbelief be maintained when His non existence would take away the reason for your disbelief?

    If you disbelieve in Gods existence you can no longer believe a non-existent entity has evil intentions.

    The whole basis of disbelief in God because of ones belief that God is evil has no foundation in logic at all.


    All Praise The Ancient Of Days
     
  6. siledre Registered Senior Member

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    can a god really be good or evil, when you have ultimate power isn't morality whatever you want it to be.
     
  7. Enmos Moderator

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    You mean believers are suffering from something akin to Stockholm syndrome?
    :p
     
  8. joepistole Ordo Ad Chao Valued Senior Member

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    Why would God create beings susceptible to the Stockholm Syndrome if he/she did not ultimately find it a desirable trait?
     
  9. John99 Banned Banned

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    It is a negative side effect of a positive trait?
     
  10. joepistole Ordo Ad Chao Valued Senior Member

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    If God is all powerfull, why would he allow negative side effects in his works?
     
  11. John99 Banned Banned

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    Do you know of any positives with no negatives?
     
  12. John99 Banned Banned

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    Imagine if a broken leg was not painful?
     
  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    A tooth did not ache and merely fell out.
     
  14. Enmos Moderator

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    Uh? Perhaps he does find it a desirable trait. I don't know what your point is.
     
  15. John99 Banned Banned

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    Alas, we would never know when to fix them.
     
  16. Enmos Moderator

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    Is there any point to this?
     
  17. John99 Banned Banned

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    Who?
     
  18. John99 Banned Banned

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    Yes, there is a point. No good without bad...equal and opposite.
     
  19. Enmos Moderator

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    Can you read? Because it doesn't look like it.
     
  20. Enmos Moderator

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    What has that got to do with broken legs and teeth falling out?
     

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