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Posted by Lee on November 8, 1999 15:58:14 UTC

"We have to remember that the stories in the Bible are centered basically on the primise that this is a war between Heaven & Satan. There are many casualties on both sides. What better way to destroy ones' enemy than to infiltrate the ranks of ones' enemies. God made the universe, but he needed a battlefield. Earth, in my opinion is that battlefield. But also, we go into the realm of free will here and that subject can go really deep. I do not pretend to know what God's plans are for anyone, but I do know that the rules that He lay down before us are not entirely unreasonable."

What you now suggest is that God is not all powerful at all. He was capable of creating the universe, yet incapable of producing one devoid of evil. This is essentially, zoroastrianism, the belief in the existence of two Gods (ie. battling between good and evil). This concept is far more primitive, as life is seen as an allegory for good and evil. God would then be the ultimate cause of all evil. Why would he create a being so powerful and opposite to himself that he would have such difficultly "battling it" as you suggest? Or are you suggesting that elements of good and evil are and have always been? Good and evil are human inventions advocate, the universe is morally neutral. We impose these views onto our environmnent. Arguably, good and evil exist only in the human mind.

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