If you were God....

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Winslow, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. Winslow

    Winslow Antiquitie's Friend SF Supporter

    If you were God--do you think you could do a better job? But one condition is that all the people still have to retain their free-will. With that in mind, what would you do if you were God?

    At the moment, the main thing that infuriates me are natural-type catastrophes such as tidal waves and earthquakes. Why does God allow those catastrophes in which multiple thousands of people die in one fell swoop? Since he's All-powerful and can do anything, then why allow all those deaths? A human being has choice and control over his Emotions, but not over such natural catastrophes.
  2. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    I prefer to think of diety as a sort of builder of systems rather than micromanager of minutia within those systems. Humanity only one small part of the greater whole. Die offs, for any particular reason, not important so long as ecosystem as designed still functions. Same as any other organism.

    It's a bit harsh, yes, but I can't come to terms with the concept of deity in any other way.
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