God, and Evil?
January 8, 2007 12:08pm CST
I have heard many representatives of many religions (Christian, Muslim, Hindi, Jew, et al) saying that God is omnipresent and is everywhere and within everything. However, does this mean God is in a nuclear warhead, in a bullet or a bomb? Where does God end, and evil begin?
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12 Jan 07
Interesting point. There are several different "get-out-clause" justifications which people of these religions tend to use. I'm personally of the opinion that monotheistic religions, in creating the idea of a "devil", and giving him traits of evil, perversity, and going to the extreme opposite of good just for the sake of it, have themselves created evil and perverseness (and for any of you who don't understand the difference between perversion and being perverse: look it up in the dictionary, because they are two different things). These ideas aren't inherantly a part of the human psyche - bad traits in humans tend to be a by-product of greed, ego, and fear. So, in that respect, those who created the idea of a single omnipotent god, also created evil, serial killers, and the inhumanity we see in certain cases (both fictitious and real-life) nowadays. Let's face it - without the Catholic Church, there would be no Satanism (Satan being a purely Monotheistic creation to vilify the old gods and spirits).
12 Jan 07
Certainly, a deep answer. I agree completely with the davil being the church's way of villifying other religions, as were the creations of vampires, etc. The shortage of answers to this question seems to reflect a lack of religious optimism amongst myLot users!
13 Jan 07
Strange that I see hundreds of comments from Chriatians on this site, using terms such as good and evil, yet not one of them can answer this simple question! Clearly, sheep with no idea unless given to them from the pulpit! Don't worry about the rating, they'll rot in Hell for their nasty actions!