The debate "If you were God and you saw how screwed up the world is today would you wipe out humanity again" was started by
October 13, 2015, 1:39 am.
10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 19 people are on the disagree side.
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It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Sosocratese posted 2 arguments, Alex posted 2 arguments, Hitmenjr posted 3 arguments, Safooma1977 posted 1 argument, Triz posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
liberalssuck, WaspToxin, AstroSpace, xander1965, omactivate and 5 visitors agree.
Sosocratese, sloanstar1000, Alex, AmericanScholar, Hitmenjr, shivi1402, Safooma1977, Superr1fifty, Yuki_Amayane, Triz, wmd, joeithn, pajrc1234 and 6 visitors disagree.
I wouldn't destroy the earth, its pretty entertaining.. except for child molesters and rapists, those guys can get eternal assrape in hell
read the book of job it explains this clearly. stencil tells God people only believe because theirs no hardship and the evil die.
God lets saten inflict hardship job still stays faithful and gets rewarded double along with the greatest prize heaven. without hardships, if everything was right, it would be too easy to believe and the faith may not be real.
I would wipe everybody who plans to threaten the lives of others. Or I would completely cure mental illness. Develop a way to generate oil, energy, and resources completely within the US. Foreign policy and Foreign relationships wouldn't exist
Pain is only of the flesh but torment is forever for those who choose to have their smooth path now instead of later in eternity
As long as you follow that east road you will face hardships and suffering, after a while some turn back to head tword the west road which is a easy and smooth path...but at the end of the west path is a eternal chain gang, while at the east path a mansion.
A person gives you a map...It clearly states west the west road will lead to death...the east road leads to external life...did the man who given the map just sit there and watch you go down the west road? No...he gave you the map to follow.
Alex, the problem with your defense of God against the allegation I made is that not every God tells you the same thing. Not every doctrine ascribes the same value to the same actions. Thus God is at the very least ambiguous. Kind of like warning the blind man that there is a well, but never telling him where that well is or how to avoid it.
The charge then remains, God is a bystander watching humanity fail even though it is perfectly within his power to ease suffering, ease the burden of uncertainty by making himself known to all, perfectly capable of easing the ambiguous nature of religion, etc... He simply doesn't. So he is either as indifferent, callous, or devious as the man who watches the blind man walk to his death.
if we are the blind man walking to the hole, let's call this hole sin. then God whispers to us to move step to the side. We may not listen. God also promised to never wipe out the world again.
No, because it would very obvious that most of the problems would have been directly my fault. Since I'm all powerful and all knowing, I would have the knowledge and ability to fix all of the world's problems, but since I neglected to do so, it is me who would be to blame for the world's problems.
The blind man and well comes to mind here. If a blind man is unknowingly walking towards a well, and a person sees the inevitable fall of the blind man to his death, and yet he does nothing, isn't he to blame for the blind man's death? So is God to blame for seeing conflict, knowing the source of the conflict and being able to stop the conflict yet allowing it to continue making him/her responsible for that conflict.