God is Dead Theologian Dies at Age 87

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  1. JTornado1

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    William Hamilton is dead.

    - God
     
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    It looks like the problem with evil was his biggest problem. Thanks for the link.
     
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    How sad that a man's ignorance (however willful), and arrogance, kept him from eternal joy.
     
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    He don't think that no more!
     
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    The problem of evil is the best argument against Christianity

    because you all say that God is the absolute ruler of the universe but still give God a free pass even when God admits that he creates evil.
     
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    The problem with evil is also the GREATEST argument FOR Christianity.

    If evil exists in this cosmos -- and it is virtually 100% in agrement, a few philosophical wackos in exception -- then what hope is there save a God who is a just judge for that evil?

    Further, what if that God intended, that what seems to be evil to us in our current state, is actually not evil in the sense that it is "something" but rather a distinct "lack of something" instead so that He could fulfill a greater and "gooder" purpose in the life to come?

    I find that "the problem with evil" to be a purely anthropocentrically-driven problem and it is no problem at all for God, for our perspective is for the here and now and His is eternal with a creative/recreative motive in mind that will ultimately erase any vestiges of what WE now consider evil.
     
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    I'm sure he knows now how wrong he was.
     
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    Ok... this I have to hear.

    When did God "admit that He creates evil"?

    You honestly do not know where evil originates?
     
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    My guess is that BW was having one of his moods and was trying to yank a few chains.
     
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    Sorry, Arbo, this is worth a serious discussion.

    >If evil exists in this cosmos -- and it is virtually 100% in agrement, a few philosophical wackos in exception -- then what hope is there save a God who is a just judge for that evil?

    Agree. There is evil in this world! But if God does not have the characteristics we attribute to him then he may have other characteristics which don't require a next life for humans. Most other religions accept the concept "what goes around, comes around." This does not require a "personal" god.


    >Further, what if that God intended, that what seems to be evil to us in our current state, is actually not evil in the sense that it is "something" but rather a distinct "lack of something" instead so that He could fulfill a greater and "gooder" purpose in the life to come?

    This is a possibility. Personally, I have no complaints against God. I was born in the best times and the best place for the working class in the history of the world. I have never had a problem that was not generated by my sin nature and my bad judgement. I am satisfied with the hand I have been dealt and it has been a long time since I have asked for a new deal from God.

    But many of the prayer requests I hear are from people who have also grown up in the best times and place as I, lived 50 or 60 years and still want special consideration and a new deal from God.

    When Job's first set of children discovered that God let Satan kill them to win a bet he made with Satan . . . .


    Also, I don't classify natural events as evil.
     
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    Is this an admission on your part that you are not a Christian and that you do not believe in the God of the Bible? That seems to be the direction of your response.
     
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    I have always wondered about God's sense of humor, and this is a set up for irony if I ever saw one. The Lord, Creator of the universe, is judging one of His creation that lead a movement pronouncing Him dead. It is sort of like, to a lesser degree, the various humans He created explain how the Lord had nothing to do with Creation and how evolution progressed. I can almost see the Lord saying, "could you show Me how you came to that conclusion?" It almost reminds one of the passage in Jeremiah about the clay vessel telling the maker of the vessel what to do.
     
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    >Is this an admission on your part that you are not a Christian and that you do not believe in the God of the Bible?

    I believe in the God of the Bible. I accept the ecumenical creeds as representing the truth. I am not convinced the text of the has been properly interpreted in all respects.
     
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    Based on your own interpretation, obviously!

    You ask questions in keeping with an unbeliever. Do you have a testimony of salvation and would you share it?
     

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