All Blog Posts Tagged 'evil' (19)

A Philosophical View

I enjoy looking at a variety of views on both theism and atheism. One argument that has intrigued me is the problem of evil which goes something like this:

Premise 1.) If God exists, then there would be no evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Premise 2.) There is (are) evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Conclusion: God does not exist.



This is a strong argument in favor of Atheism, however many would try to attack the first premise which we shall call (1). I have been… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

Howl and go Naked

Where is your god now? Wrath of God

Micah 1:1 to 6:2



1:1 The word of the Lord that just popped into Micah’s head one day.



It's going to get bad, real bad. God will be coming down to walk on the Earth and the dirt will melt under his feet like wax in a hot fire. He will totally destroy all of the land…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 2, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Woe to the World

Jambi: 'The wish is granted. Long live Jambi.'                 Pee-wee: 'Thanks Jambi!' Prophesy of Doom

Isaiah 1:1 to 66:1



1:1 The hallucinations of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem back in the days of Uzziah and a bunch of other kings.



1:2 Ok listen up. God says he has taken good care of you up until now but you are all a bunch…

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Added by Brad Snowder on December 9, 2012 at 2:39am — 2 Comments

The Last Laugh

What is light without dark? God and Job

Job 19:1 to 42:10



19:1 Both God and Satan remained quiet while Job and his three friends continued debating the system of justice God had provided for the Universe. Job said, "Give me a break, I'm innocent. I've begged God to hear my story but he's shut me out. He has unfairly counted me among his enemies. He has…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 4, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

The Good, The Bad, and the Fugly

Waiting for death. Stock photo. Job's Friends

Job 8:1 to 18:1



8:1 After Job's extensive tirade about the unjust nature of humanity's role in the battle between cosmic factions of good and evil, his number two friend had finally heard enough and entered the fray. He said "How long can you go on and on about what a good guy you are? If…

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Added by Brad Snowder on October 28, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

The Game

A Universe unevenly divided by truth and lies. Testing Job

Job 1:1 to 6:4



1:1 Once upon a time there was a rich man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was indeed one righteous dude. He was very afraid of the Lord, which is wise, and also he hated evil. So that was essentially Job’s stand on the subject of human morality, fear and hate. He had a…

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Added by Brad Snowder on October 21, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments

How to be saved with the Catholic Church

In 1975 a young man made a statement to the Catholic Church to inform them that he had been abused – that is sexually assaulted on more that one occasion by one of their priests.  He also reported that other children were also being abused by the same priest. He was as much concerned for them as he was for himself. He met the church officials and gave his story while his father was asked to remain outside the room. He answered their questions honestly, even providing the names and addresses…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on May 3, 2012 at 5:10pm — 19 Comments

...But I'm a Heathen

All who have read my little philosophical tangents (found here: www.myquestionablebeliefs.blogspot.com) know I have a general dislike for most major theistic religions.  Some I simply laugh at while others disgust and repulse me– but there is one I've been thinking of lately that I just do not understand: Satanism.…

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Added by Jessica Frame on April 12, 2012 at 8:18am — 6 Comments

On Religious Faith

Of course, science is not the enemy of religious faith. Sanity is. (ichbindaswortistich)

Over the ages, all religious pretensions, regardless of the respective faith of which they may have originated, have been disproved beyond any reasonable doubt. The earth is not flat but a sphere. The earth revolves about the sun, not vice versa. The earth is not the centre of the universe but a tiny planet in only one of myriads…

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Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

An Atheist Parable

The Great King

 

A boy of nearly six lay weeping on the side of the road. His father, face down in the mud beside him, had just been slain. He was unable to pay the taxes required by the local governor. He pleaded with the collectors to spare his life, as he had no money with which to pay them. This was not their concern. The man was killed; the debt passed to his son.

 

A woman who witnessed the event came to comfort the boy. “I know this is hard…

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Added by Michael Gage on October 9, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Another Piece of "A Journey of Faith" [My Memoire] - The Birth of My Sister

This is a part of my memoire, and one of my most powerful personal arguments against the existence of God. It details a newborn infant fighting desperately for her life and her victory, not through a god, but through humanity and lucky chance.

 

 

 

          That night of November 20th, my grandmother made dinner and Rob and Grampa and I sat down anxiously awaiting news. The news came late into the night. I wasn’t…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

If it wasnt inspired by God...

If Christians believed that their bible wasn't written by god, Christians would spend there time trying to ban it instead of getting it into public schools.



think about it. The bible consists of so many things that they spend so much time trying to tell the world is wrong.



such as: incest, Adultery, Mass murder of men, women and children, manslaughter, religious intolerance, slavery, supporting unequal rights, selfishness, polygamy, thievery, cannibalism....these are all… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on September 28, 2010 at 6:26pm — 4 Comments

Is religion the Cause why we are good?

I have few other articles that I need to complete and publish, but I want to skip them over for a while to answer an important point that a pious christian is trying to ask me via the Amazon Book review I made for, "The god Delusion", a book by R. Dawkins.

Prelude

Are people good only because they strictly follow a Religion? This was the topic of chapter Six of Dawkins', “The god Delusion”, which he titled exactly, “The Roots of…
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Added by V John Merc on September 16, 2010 at 4:54pm — 4 Comments

There is No Problem of Evil

There is an obvious error in the The Problem of Evil (aka Theodicy), and I'm surprised more philosophers and theologians don't point it out. I'm sure most people on this forum are familiar with it, but just in case, here's a thumbnail sketch:



God can't be all good, all powerful and all knowing at the same time because the world is full of suffering, and if he was all of those things he would stop it.



Actually, there is no contradiction. The error comes with the definition of… Continue

Added by Henry Ruddle on August 8, 2010 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

Adam and Eve - Like babies off a cliff.

I wish I could remember where I found this lovely analogy;

This story is like setting your two little babies near the edge of a cliff, telling them “Don’t crawl off or you’ll die”, and then leaving them alone. After saying this you just watch, silent and out of sight, while one of your older and more knowledgeable children goads them into crawling off the edge of the cliff one at a time and falling to their deaths.



This…

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Added by Phil on July 27, 2010 at 3:56pm — 8 Comments

"Crimes Against Women and Children in the Name of Islam" from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



Mohammed, the prophet of the Islamic world, married his last bride Aisha when she was just six years old, and the consummated the marriage with her when she was just nine years old. In Islamic states, partly because of this precedent, this practice still happens in fundamentalist countries like Afghanistan. Muslims will say that a child of six… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 12, 2010 at 10:30pm — 13 Comments

The Old Chestnut - Free Will

One of the biggest questions we atheists usually have about religion, and Christianity specifically is "If your god is a benevolent god, why does he let us commit terrible acts, acts that many Christians would call 'evil'?"



Their answer is usually that "God gave us free will" and that it is our fault for choosing to sin (such as Adam and Eve eating the apple). I think this is a cop out answer, as most things like free will and justice are human constructs, concepts that work in our… Continue

Added by Adam Houten on May 3, 2009 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

The Problem of Evil, Extended

If Evil was made by the Fall, whenceforth was Eve tempted?



That sums it up right there.



Some Christians say that evil did not exist until the Fall - that all suffering and sin came about as a result of Eve's choice to disobey God. That sounds reasonable, right?



Riiiiight.



Imagine a world where there is no sin. Everything is perfect. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the lion is gettin' cuddly with that lamb over there (but not… Continue

Added by AnonyMouse on April 26, 2009 at 5:29pm — 7 Comments

How one Bible story (NOAHS ARK) proves the Bible is full of crap.. and why the heck is it so popular among kids?



While often thought of as a "Children's Story", this is far from it. Loaded with contradictions to what we have been told about God, this story raises some interesting questions.



Warning – this view might disturb some readers, but please read the full article to understand to context of the points being made before jumping to conclusion.



The well known story of Noah's Ark is often listed as a favorite, and often considered as… Continue

Added by Gina on November 16, 2008 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

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