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Dec
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
@Narnian you're saying that what one individual defines as good and evil could be different from another persons definition is an assumption that can't be proven?
Dec
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
@Narnian except that good and evil are subjective terms definied by each person. While there are broad general notions that a majority agrees upon (murder is bad, charity is good) it's all based on a specturm, and that spectrum is chosen by each individual. Free will gives us the power to decide right and wrong, good and evil.
Dec
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Dec
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
I like that notion of evil as a teaching tool, that's a very interesting and, in my opinion, rational way of looking at it.
Dec
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
@Narnian It's not an assumption, those are concepts we as humans define. Animals don't have the notion of good and evil. Defining those things is a sign of higher intellignce that only we have displayed.
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accepted How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
Oct
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
I would say this makes the most sense to me as "Good" and "Evil" can't really be broken down into nice neat categories. Comparing Karma to the essence of the Supreme Being would fit most into my understaning
Aug
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
Also not to put too fine of a point on it but the Bible is still God's word interpreted by Man
Aug
14
comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
I agree with you that the supreme being would define those things, and all things for that matter as it is supreme. But in it's supremacy why would it chose one denying the other and thereby negating it's supremacy? The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end would have to be both, Heads and Tails not one or the other.
Aug
13
comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
What your describing is Indentured Survetude not Slavery. I'm refering to slavery as in the act of treating another human being as property not as an equal human. I'm not wanting to get off topic so I'll bring this back to the main question by phrasing a different way. How can a supreme being have morals? Shouldn't it be wholelly neutral?
Aug
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
@X-Zero take for instance the issue of slavery, or women being looked at as second class citizens. At one point in time humanity had no problems viewing these issues as acceptable and therefore good.
Aug
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
There is no assumption. Good and Evil are concepts created by man, there is no denying this. The proof is in that those are subjective concepts. What's good to one person may not be good to another. The Christian faith's concepts of good and evil have changed because Man's thoughts have changed, not God's. Also wouldn't it be an Agnostic mindset? Aethists deny the possiblity of a supreme being.
Aug
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Aug
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
What I'm asking is how do you reconcile the ideas that God is all knowing and also good? How could the creator of everything that is also in all things choose a side?
Aug
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comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
Yes I was referring to the Judeo-Christian idea of God but it could be applied to any religion with a supreme deity that claims to be all powerful, all knowing and yet either good or evil.
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asked How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?