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A simple question: God is the creator of evil (assuming it exists). Yes or no?

#1CuddleWithClawsPosted 7/16/2011 2:37:02 PM
Topic.
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#2CuddleWithClaws(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2011 2:37:24 PM
The Christian God, to be exact.
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#3RetrotasticPosted 7/16/2011 2:38:15 PM(edited)
Of course, how else would you have freewill?
#4fudrickPosted 7/16/2011 2:38:58 PM
Retrotastic posted...
Of course, how else would you have freewill?

Well, by god not existing for one thing.
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#5CuddleWithClaws(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2011 2:42:36 PM
^ We're also assuming the Christian God exists :P
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#6BtVSFanPosted 7/16/2011 2:43:23 PM
Retrotastic posted...
Of course, how else would you have freewill?

Through an omnipotent being who creates free will without evil?
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#7RetrotasticPosted 7/16/2011 2:44:38 PM
You still need the universe to be constructed in such a way as to allow people to undertake harmful actions on others for self gain, which is seen as evil. Replace God with the "unknown random force of total randomness" and it still works.
#8OrangeWizardPosted 7/16/2011 2:51:12 PM
No. Evil is not so much of a thing that can be created as it is a moral classification of an act or intent. Did he set up the boundaries in which a thing would be considered evil? Yes. Did he create anything inside of those boundaries? No.
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#9BtVSFanPosted 7/16/2011 3:18:04 PM
From: Retrotastic | #007
You still need the universe to be constructed in such a way as to allow people to undertake harmful actions on others for self gain, which is seen as evil. Replace God with the "unknown random force of total randomness" and it still works.

That's an imperative, you can't place imperatives on something that's all-powerful. If God is omnipotent, he can create a universe where free will exists, but harmful actions cannot be taken against others.
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#10PhiZZiZlePosted 7/16/2011 3:50:26 PM
Did god create the dark?
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