The problem of evil and hate

The problem of evil and hate

There are 386 comments on the The Gleaner story from Oct 20, 2013, titled The problem of evil and hate. In it, The Gleaner reports that:

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent.

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The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#82 Oct 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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You think modern man is a natural predator?!?!
Since our species is personally responsible for more than one extinction, yes, modern man is a natural predator.

Imagine being a chicken and going to the freezer market and seeing the carcasses of all your frozen beheaded buddies. That chicken would no doubt think we are barbaric.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#83 Oct 30, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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If you ever want to automatically generate an entirely irrelevant essay on some meaningless bullsh*t, just ask your friendly online creationist for proof of god in writing:
You will be guaranteed to:
1. Never have your question addressed whatsoever.
2. Give you lots of meaningless philosophical rants
3. Ask you "what if" questions to misdirect you
4. Argue a broader case, by running like a coward from the question.
5. Ask you to disprove their god (as though its been already proven), for no logical reason.
6. Insult you
7. Threaten you with hell
8. Tell you sh*tty stories with lots of holes in them.
Ya know you could for once try to engage fundies and point out why you disagree with them rather than just rant about how stupid they are for just being fundies. Like, all the time.

Since: May 10

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#85 Oct 30, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Then my work here is done.
:-)
And not a moment too soon, Dud.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#86 Oct 30, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Ya know you could for once try to engage fundies and point out why you disagree with them rather than just rant about how stupid they are for just being fundies. Like, all the time.
When I want to take advice from an agnostic liar who doesn't understand atheism or the burden of proof, I will be sure to give you a call.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#87 Oct 30, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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And not a moment too soon, Dud.
Buck, we'll never believe that jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs. Go back to your discovery institute and tell them to start telling the truth.
Justin

United States

#88 Oct 30, 2013
On occasion, God intervenes in people's lives on an individual level. However, I believe that God gave mankind free will, and it's part of a grand plan that mankind be allowed to evolve based on our own decisions. What I personally expect from God is peace in the next life. For the most part it's up to mankind so sort out our (self created) problems here on Earth.
christINSANITY is EVIL

Windsor, Canada

#89 Oct 30, 2013
Justin wrote:
On occasion, God intervenes in people's lives on an individual level. However, I believe that God gave mankind free will, and it's part of a grand plan that mankind be allowed to evolve based on our own decisions. What I personally expect from God is peace in the next life. For the most part it's up to mankind so sort out our (self created) problems here on Earth.
if god intervened in your life wouldnt that violate Free will?

If god made ALL he made All problems also,,including your future so you cannot have free will anyways..
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#90 Oct 30, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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And not a moment too soon, Dud.
Oh hey Buck. How's it hanging at the old YMCA?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#91 Oct 30, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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When I want to take advice from an agnostic liar who doesn't understand atheism or the burden of proof, I will be sure to give you a call.
You keep laying out the hate on those irony meters, don'cha Skip.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#92 Oct 30, 2013
Justin wrote:
On occasion, God intervenes in people's lives on an individual level. However, I believe that God gave mankind free will, and it's part of a grand plan that mankind be allowed to evolve based on our own decisions. What I personally expect from God is peace in the next life. For the most part it's up to mankind so sort out our (self created) problems here on Earth.
yet there isn't one teensy shred of this ever happening...

Since: Oct 13

Waiblingen, Germany

#93 Oct 30, 2013
Here is a link with a similar question
http://www.bubblews.com/news/1459362-what-mak...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#96 Oct 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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You keep laying out the hate on those irony meters, don'cha Skip.
Keep puling those irony meters out of your arse dude, almost three years and you STILL don't understand the burden of proof and are as intellectualy dishonest as your absent buddy nuggin.

You just can't go around accusing atheists like me of denying the moon landings and expect people to continue to trust or believe you.

You have only yourself to blame.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#97 Oct 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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You keep laying out the hate on those irony meters, don'cha Skip.
I wanted to judge icon you, but realised you'd already been judged - as spam.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#98 Oct 31, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
Keep puling those irony meters out of your arse dude, almost three years and you STILL don't understand the burden of proof and are as intellectualy dishonest as your absent buddy nuggin.
Uh, Skip? You're lying again.
-Skeptic- wrote:
You just can't go around accusing atheists like me of denying the moon landings and expect people to continue to trust or believe you.
You have only yourself to blame.
You DID deny the moonlandings, remember? It's all recorded in these very forums. I even linked back to it for you to refresh your memory. You still haven't bothered to explain or re-clarify your original posts. Instead you've continued same as you always do - with a constant barrage of ad-homs.

But don't blame others because you happen to be just another reality-denying fruitcake.(shrug)
-Skeptic- wrote:
I wanted to judge icon you, but realised you'd already been judged - as spam.
Of course you did. You think those pretty little pictures are important.
Justin

United States

#99 Oct 31, 2013
christINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
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if god intervened in your life wouldnt that violate Free will?
If god made ALL he made All problems also,,including your future so you cannot have free will anyways..
I'm talking about intervention in the form of somehting like a relative's cancer going into remission or a farmer having his crops saved by a good rain after weeks of draught. That has nothing to do with God's intervention over free will. However, when it comes to mankinds struggle with good vs. evil (man vs man), it's up to us all to sort it out.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#100 Oct 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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You DID deny the moonlandings, remember?
This is the kind of stupid sh*t you lie about, then expect everyone to take your agnostic opinions seriously.

You're just as dishonest as Nuggin and you know it.

When you can be correct, you won't need to try this lame sh*t.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#101 Oct 31, 2013
Justin wrote:
On occasion, God intervenes in people's lives on an individual level. However, I believe that God gave mankind free will, and it's part of a grand plan that mankind be allowed to evolve based on our own decisions. What I personally expect from God is peace in the next life. For the most part it's up to mankind so sort out our (self created) problems here on Earth.
Utter proofless religious babblings of the mentally ill.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#102 Oct 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>You think those pretty little pictures are important.
Somebody identified that you're a loser before I did, and it isn't the first time.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#103 Oct 31, 2013
Justin wrote:
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I'm talking about intervention in the form of somehting like a relative's cancer going into remission or a farmer having his crops saved by a good rain after weeks of draught. That has nothing to do with God's intervention over free will. However, when it comes to mankinds struggle with good vs. evil (man vs man), it's up to us all to sort it out.
those things you mentioned also have nothing to do with any god's intervention in the real world...
Justin

United States

#104 Oct 31, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Utter proofless religious babblings of the mentally ill.
My mental state is exceptionally stable, more so than the average Atheist.

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