The ambiguous miracles… lost keys, dire straits. I heard this story once, from my son. He told me of a guy that fell asleep at the wheel through two states no less. On top of old bullshit comes the; he was driving a big rig… then he said, that’s faith. I thought to myself, a god can do all these silly little things that are unbelievable in nature. But it cannot seem to stop ones bad day. Then have second or third hand information presented as if I am supposed to take it seriously.
The gullibility factor is outstanding man!
Regarding evil back there a few pages ago. few things you should look at.
How often does rape happen in the USA alone? One every two minutes. Now,
look at it from a planetary scale. Keep in mind, USA is not all of earth.
How often does lighting strike the planet and how many die from that?
Car accidents with fatalities. More have died in car accidents than all wars humans have had in the last hundred years.
Cars are evil I tells ya.
The originator of the logical problem of evil has been cited as the Greek philosopher Epicurus, this argument may be schematized as follows:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_evil
If an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent god exists, then evil does not.
There is evil in the world.
Therefore, an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God does not exist.
This argument is of the form modus tollens, and is logically valid if its premises are true, the conclusion follows of necessity. However, it is unclear precisely how the existence of an all-powerful and perfectly good God guarantees the non-existence of evil. Also, it is unclear whether the first premise is true. To show that it is plausible, subsequent versions tend to expand on this premise, such as this modern example:
God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent.
An omnibenevolent being would want to prevent all evils.
An omniscient being knows every way in which evils can come into existence.
An omnipotent being has the power to prevent that evil from coming into existence.
A being who knows every way in which an evil can come into existence, who is able to prevent that evil from coming into existence, and who wants to do so, would prevent the existence of that evil.
If there exists an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God, then no evil exists.
Evil exists (logical contradiction).
Both of these arguments are understood to be presenting two forms of the logical problem of evil. They attempt to show that the assumed propositions lead to a logical contradiction and therefore cannot all be correct. Most philosophical debate has focused on the propositions stating that God cannot exist with, or would want to prevent, all evils (premises 3 and 6), with defenders of theism (for example, Liebnitz) arguing that God could very well exist with and allow evil in order to achieve a greater good.
Why are you here skept? You certainly don’t seem to want to learn anything. I mean greybeards post should have been in your face for at least awhile…