P5YCHIC wrote:Way to totally not respond to anyone, again. If God is omnipotent AND completely just, then why do innocent children get cancer? Why are their serial killers and child rapists? If god was truly omnipotent AND truly just, then he would have the power and willingness to stop those things. If he was completely and truly good AND has power over everything, then nothing bad would ever happen to good people. The concept of a perfect, omnipotent being in an imperfect world does not hold up.
Thing is, God's justice isn't always what's directly and obviously good for some people. Sure, all the malice in the world is bad... but it's real source and beginning lies in us. It is our sin which made the world fall and it is us who brought the evil and weakness and corruption in it. So by stopping these things from happening, God would basically need to fix everything himself, which he certainly is capable, but not willing not due to malevolence, but exactly because it is this sense of freedom, whether we are aware of it or not, gives us sense of a meaningful existence. Without it, we are not human.
What is it with all Christian topics lately? I mean... why not make "Christianity" and discuss everything there...?
We could change the title to "Would/Do you like a hypothetical Ultimate Being?
This could go to all conceptions of God.
For instance, the Hindu conception of God. Now, you wouldn't necessarily have to LIKE , say, Shiva or Kali if you chose one of them as the ultimate manifestation of God. You would have to worship them and love their good side, their just side, and understand why they do what they do... I don't know if I'd LIKE them...
Zoroastrianism version of "God". Light and Dark, equal opposing forces. Well, I'm going to like the Light side and fight the Dark side. No way I couldn't like the Light god. Ahura Mazda seems like a pretty neat guy. The Daevas, though... Dunno, trying to undo creation seems a bit low.
I'm not going to say I'm a huge fan of the Greek Gods. I mean, they're fun characters, but if they're "god", well...
The Primordial Gods especially...
Marduk, too... He's a bit too war-esque for me.
Would I like God depends on what exactly is meant by this. One overriding, all-powerful, all-knowing being? Gods of contrast? What?
And please do not start a debate on the existence of God. This "debate" is going to have to be more of a discussion because for us to debate the likeability of God we'd have to agree on what God is.