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Old 07-24-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I see so many threads* and posts with that idea bandied about. I mean come on folks, you guys don't believe there is a God, so why?

Oh sure, some of you will claim it is to rattle our faith, but honestly do you really think that works? Perhaps it is for your own self-benefit? I'm good with that. And please drop the idea that God can't exist because of evil in the world. That idea is so old and ineffective. Disagreeable behavior does not prove a thing as far as God's existence goes.

And paint God as evil? Why, because you find God disagreeable? What is more disagreeable: God giving us freewill to do as we please or forcing us to be Good? Would you prefer to be forced into heaven and live for all eternity with God?




*Like this one: //www.city-data.com/forum/relig...od-decide.html

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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You can't blame something that doesn't in the mind of atheist exist. Atheist, myself included, blame religion of quite a few things, but blaming theology isn't the same as blaming god, if that helps to clarify things.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I don't blame god; I blame people.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Atheists don't. It's a rhetorical device. How effective it is can be debated, but no atheist actually blames god(s) for evil.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I see so many threads* and posts with that idea bandied about. I mean come on folks, you guys don't believe there is a God, so why?

Oh sure, some of you will claim it is to rattle our faith, but honestly do you really think that works? Perhaps it is for your own self-benefit? I'm good with that. And please drop the idea that God can't exist because of evil in the world. That idea is so old and ineffective. Disagreeable behavior does not prove a thing as far as God's existence goes.

And paint God as evil? Why, because you find God disagreeable? What is more disagreeable: God giving us freewill to do as we please or forcing us to be Good? Would you prefer to be forced into heaven and live for all eternity with God?




*Like this one: //www.city-data.com/forum/relig...od-decide.html
ATHEISTS do not blame GOD for evil. How could they? They don't believe in GOD!
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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I see so many threads* and posts with that idea bandied about. I mean come on folks, you guys don't believe there is a God, so why?

Oh sure, some of you will claim it is to rattle our faith, but honestly do you really think that works? Perhaps it is for your own self-benefit? I'm good with that. And please drop the idea that God can't exist because of evil in the world. That idea is so old and ineffective. Disagreeable behavior does not prove a thing as far as God's existence goes.

And paint God as evil? Why, because you find God disagreeable? What is more disagreeable: God giving us freewill to do as we please or forcing us to be Good? Would you prefer to be forced into heaven and live for all eternity with God?




*Like this one: //www.city-data.com/forum/relig...od-decide.html
Perhaps they are sarcastic atheist's
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I don't think there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, and I don't blame the leprechauns for that.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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I think it's just a response to the common occurrence of theists blaming God for good.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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I am an atheist; however, I think that for free will to be possible, evil must exist. This does not preclude a benevolent god. True benevolence, I think, necessitates suffering.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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You can't blame something that doesn't in the mind of atheist exist. Atheist, myself included, blame religion of quite a few things, but blaming theology isn't the same as blaming god, if that helps to clarify things.
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Atheists don't. It's a rhetorical device. How effective it is can be debated, but no atheist actually blames god(s) for evil.
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ATHEISTS do not blame GOD for evil. How could they? They don't believe in GOD!
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Perhaps they are sarcastic atheist's
Well then, enough of the commonly non-occuring occurences of the atheist blaming God for evil.

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I think it's just a response to the common occurrence of theists blaming God for good.
We don't blame God for good things. We do however, credit Him for good things. We also understand that God allows evil, both human and natural to occur in this world. Why? Might as well ask why the ski is blue. Beyond the fact that sunlight is refracted and the ski looks blue. But why blue?

From a fashion standpoint it works. I mean green? Geez. Clashes with the shades of tree and grass green. Yellow? Aak! Need I say more? Red? Sure in small doses, but not at noon. Orange? Puleeze...
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