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It’s All God’s Fault

March 28, 2015

Ok Yahweh, I’m tired of you trying to weasel out of things. Quit acting like a child and come down here and own up to what you did! Actually though, I’ve never heard Yahweh deny anything, it’s all his friends who seem really adamant that it’s just not his fault.

What I am of course referring to, is everything: Good, evil, joy, sadness, pleasure, pain, and even “sin.” There’s no more getting around blame for evil and suffering with the whole “fallen world” you guys. If someone builds a machine that they know is going to break and hurt people, they are absolutely liable for any hurt and damage it causes.

But we aren’t talking a case of negligence here, which would be bad enough. This is straight up malice. Since Yahweh is allegedly omniscient, what we have is him creating everything in a way which he 100% knew for certain would cause pain and suffering. You can try to soften the idea by focusing on all the good that exists instead, but the fact that our hypothetical machine gives out free cake would in no way make up for the fact that 1 in 100 people lose a hand to it. The Creator of the machine would still be held liable for the injuries.

So no more passes on the problem of evil. It’s not a question: Any claimed creator god is evil.

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8 Comments
  1. March 28, 2015 8:23 pm

    You actually think Yahweh is going to grace you with his presence. God didn’t create this mess; he created life. He created a free will universe where all things are possible. We messed it up. Man has to take personal responsibility for any and all of the world’s problems. Of course, unbeknownst to the vast majority people, Yahweh wasn’t the First Cause but rather an interloper who messed with Creation.

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    • March 28, 2015 8:30 pm

      Nope I have no expectation of Yahweh showing up now, or ever.

      I’m not sure you really read my post either, but “we messed it up” doesn’t actually work as a defense if an omniscient creator exists. As for Yahweh being an interloper, I’m not sure if you might be referring to El or what.

      Anyway thanks for the amusing comment. 🙂

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      • March 28, 2015 8:33 pm

        Who said God was omniscient? Please don’t tell me the deists. After all, what do they know?

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      • March 28, 2015 8:57 pm

        Nope, for me it was every pastor, teacher, and textbook I had growing up in a christian fundamentalist bubble. So admittedly most of my posts are going to aimed at fundamental / evangelical theology.

        Other theological positions (which it seems you are espousing) I would have to hear more specifics about in order to address.

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      • March 28, 2015 10:03 pm

        Ben

        Fundamentalists live in their own bubble, as you said. They wouldn’t know God if they met him. Since they didn’t know what God was like, they invented him in their own image. Thus, religion was born. Besides, the god of the Bible is not the First Cause or as Jesus supposedly said, according to the Gospel of Judas, the disciples were praying to a false god.

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      • March 28, 2015 10:16 pm

        Since you seem fairly sure that the Christian god is purely a man made invention, what makes you think that any other postulated god isn’t? (aka, what do you believe? I’m curious.)

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      • March 28, 2015 10:23 pm

        Ultimately, God is based on a personal experience and without that experience one can only come to the conclusions that you have already made. However, life is a journey and it seeks its counterpart. Perhaps, one day you’ll have an experience of your own which might change your perspective.

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      • March 28, 2015 11:02 pm

        Not much to argue there. I wouldn’t say I’m expecting it, but who knows what a life experience could bring. Still, I’m more likely to begin questioning the reliability of my senses (and sanity) before jumping to a supernatural conclusion.

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