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Why Won't God Heal Amputees? [#1757]
« on: August 27, 2009, 04:24:26 AM »

I am an atheist, but I think there are several possible answers to the problem of evil: free will, as a consequence for "sin," as a judgement grounds for the overwhelmingly corrective afterlife, etc. There's a whole section on the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_evil#Answers_and_Defenses

I'm not saying that, ergo, God is real, but there are some serious holes in the problem of evil. Honestly, because it's difficult to disprove a being whose memetic existence has evolved to be difficult to disprove. Best of luck.

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Re: Why Won't God Heal Amputees? [#1757]
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 08:20:19 AM »
Thanks for the link.  If you want to drop by the forums, we'd be glad to have you!

To keep it brief;

The Christian deity most Christians say they follow is impossible for a variety of reasons mainly because it is self-contradictory.

Since there is no such thing as an incorporeal soul, there is no such thing as an afterlife that it could go to.  This applies regardless of the religion or lack of religion anyone says is true.  Details on that can be found here;

No souls, no way to get to an afterlife
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Re: Why Won't God Heal Amputees? [#1757]
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 09:02:51 AM »

I am an atheist, but I think there are several possible answers to the problem of evil: free will, as a consequence for "sin," as a judgement grounds for the overwhelmingly corrective afterlife, etc. There's a whole section on the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_evil#Answers_and_Defenses

I'm not saying that, ergo, God is real, but there are some serious holes in the problem of evil. Honestly, because it's difficult to disprove a being whose memetic existence has evolved to be difficult to disprove. Best of luck.

It's a good defense if self-contradictory, logical absurdities are permitted in rational debate.

But, if that's the case, just screaming "magic!" is a powerful argument (see: flood myths)
You believe evolution and there is no evidence for that. Where is the fossil record of a half man half ape. I've only ever heard about it in reading.