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by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

It was commies eatin' garbage animals: raw bat brain soup, raw snake intestine tar-tar, pangolin toenail sammiches. I've heard that. I don't know quite what to believe, though, since fake news is all the rage these days. There's another theory that it was created in a lab in Canada, then shipped to...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

Pretty sad when most people I know are better moral beings than God. That was not my question, Gary. You don't need to prove you're better than God. But in your belief that God is not being good enough, I just want to see what it entails. Does a good God have to deal with whatever propensity for ev...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

God could make me better too. How much better? How much better than you are now, would a truly good God make you? I mean, if He were a truly good God... Pretty sad when most people I know are better moral beings than God. Who and/or what is this God thing, which you say people are better moral bein...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

COVID-19 was created by human beings Really? I thought it was just a lil virus that jumped species cuz commies eat garbage animals. You sayin' wu-flu was manufactured? No. I'm saying its existence, and the present plague which Gary so deplores, is attributable to human action. It would never have e...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

What would be the reason for allowing a little bit of evil? None, perhaps. But I just want to check so I know how far your accusation against God would be likely to go. It seems now that you are (probably rightly) rejecting the idea that a truly good God could allow even a little bit of evil, right...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

It's hard for me to "make the best of it" when people are dying so horribly. I prefer to complain to the landlord... Have you ever complained to your earthly landlord (the USA) about how he uses your rent money (taxes) to purposely and consciously rain down horrifying means of death and destruction...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

Well, there are two stories of how COVID-19 started. So I don't know which one to believe, but it doesn't much matter. One is that somebody in a lab created it. Okay. Whatever. The other is that somebody in Wuhan, China consumed an animal -- perhaps a bat -- and the virus mutated and spread from th...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

Why do you think COVID-19 was created by human beings? What evidence do you have of this? Well, there are two stories of how COVID-19 started. So I don't know which one to believe, but it doesn't much matter. Just because there are two "stories", that does not infer that there are only two reason h...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

I didn't raise the charge. Gary did. I'm just asking what he meant. I'm asking you about your statement "what we're expecting of God". Do you expect anything of God -- if so, what? I know what you're asking. But this is Gary's party, and I'm going to let him lead. The floor is his. Well this is abo...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

So what should a good God do about the people who create these things? I seriously doubt humans created this virus and besides viruses have been around for as long as people have, long before biological warfare and gene manipulation. You have to do some pretty fancy dancing to apologize for God in ...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

If you are talking evolution and humans evolving then you've pretty much departed from most religious cosmologies to start with. Sure, I imagine humans have evolved. We evolved to survive in an indifferent universe, not one of a caring God. I kind of believe in God (but I want to emphasize I do not...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

This is a human-created virus. We know that much, whether we claim it appeared in a lab or in the wet markets of Wuhan. So what should a good God do about the people who create these things? :lol: What is God doing about anything? Talking, and explaining what is right and what is wrong in Life.
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

If I were God I wouldn't create viruses, and if people are to die, they should die by less horrible means than suffocating in their own blood. If I were God I would make the universe more hospitable to humans if there is to be overpopulation and therefore more space is needed. If I were God I would...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

So what would be a negative side effect of people dying peacefully? Logic has almost not bearing on whether or not the Sun supernovas or whether the universe can support human life, etc. It is perfectly in line with logic that natural phenomena could be different. Logic says very little of how phys...
by Age
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 219
Views: 1878

Re: God and COVID-19

If I were God I wouldn't create viruses, and if people are to die, they should die by less horrible means than suffocating in their own blood. If I were God I would make the universe more hospitable to humans if there is to be overpopulation and therefore more space is needed. If I were God I would...