Theodicy (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, November 14, 2020, 23:13 (640 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Again you want God to act like a human. My thought patterns for God refer to logic, no more. I don't know if He has emotions like ours, if at all. And I don't know if He cares about us. Why do I have to repeat this over and over???

dhw: Nobody knows his nature (or even if he exists), which is why we offer different theories. The question is simply how feasible these might be. If you didn’t want possible explanations for the existence of evil in a world you think your God directly designed, then why did you raise the subject? You have said repeatedly that your God “very well could think like us”, so how do you know he doesn’t?

Your same old attempt. My reference to God's thought patterns is a reference to the use of logic, nothing more.

dhw: You have no idea of the intention behind his direct design of most extinct life forms and econiches, since they don’t fit in with your belief that every life form was part of the goal of directly designing humans, and you have no idea of the intention behind your God’s direct design of bad bugs. And you have yet to come up with a single logical objection to my theory other than the fact that it doesn’t fit in with your personal view of God.

DAVID: My only thought about the bad bugs is they have a reason we do not yet, and may never understand. And we have the brains to handle them over time.

dhw: Our having the brains to handle them does not explain why– according to you – your God designed them in the first place. I have proposed that he didn’t design them. And you still haven’t come up with any logical reason for rejecting that proposal and the rest of my theory.

I don't accept your theory on the basis that I see God in tight control of what happens. Therefore He created the bugs we view bad for His own reasons which are not obvious to us at this time. We may find out why with more research. What all your theories always do is loosen His controls.

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