See my previous statement in post #37If your god is omniscient, as proposed in your book, then Man having free will is false, and the first example of this is the Garden of Eden episode . . . speaking of which
⦁ If God exists, then God is omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect.
⦁ If God is omnipotent, then God has the power to eliminate all evil.
⦁ If God is omniscient, then God knows when evil exists.
⦁ If God is morally perfect, then God has the desire to eliminate all evil.
⦁ However, Evil exists.
⦁ If evil exists and God exists, then either God doesn’t have the power to eliminate all evil, or doesn’t know when evil exists, or doesn’t have the desire to eliminate all Evil.
⦁ Conclusion: God Does Not Exist
I don't follow the reference . . . Sheeple is a term used for those of blind faith, who follow a religion because they are supposed to, and they rarely question it, they are like sheep, with a herd mentality.
Why would this god take its time and allow all this suffering and Evil? I know . . . this god has a master plan . . . pffftFor sure..
..and He will .. in His "own time"
Mankind are always in a hurry, and are wont to mislead.
"Rome wasn't built in a day"
"More haste, less speed"
Nobody has all the answers .. why calamities happen and so on .. but a world
in which people worship G-d, and behave righteously, is FAR, far better than
one in which people behave badly!
C'mon. Historical knowledge has to come from historical sources. And you were talking about YHWH as a former name of a war deity in a Semitic people around 3000 BCE. There are not soo many sources from that time . Do you know it, or who published on it?C'mon man, this is common historical knowledge, actual documented facts. Everyone knows that Allah began as al-Lah the Moon God and his consort was al-Lat the Sun Goddess.
And you were talking about YHWH as a former name of a war deity in a Semitic people around 3000 BCE
I think it's alright to quote wikipedia .. it's "neutral ground", without a sectarian bias.I don’t agree with anything he’s arguing but iirc scholars do assert Yahweh is in fact the name of a very ancient deity. I don’t know if he was a war deity but he was a deity in a pantheon.
I know it’s lazy to cite Wikipedia, but Wikipedia cites actual scholars if you want to see the sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh
What he misses is that how we conceive our Gods has moved on since their first appearance, as it were.I don’t agree with anything he’s arguing but iirc scholars do assert Yahweh is in fact the name of a very ancient deity. I don’t know if he was a war deity but he was a deity in a pantheon.
Most of the LHP stuff is fairly recent in history. Even if one points to the oldest grimoires, we're talking something on the order of 500 years +/-. Wicca on the other hand, dates to Gerald Gardner in the 1940s. BTW, the grimoires with one exception were all preserved by Catholic Monks...hence the reason they are primarily in Latin. The exception is Icelandic, and so remained outside of the reach of the Church.Generally, our understandings have progressed somewhat since the Stone Age. Our friend does not seem to grasp that, even though the understandings within his own favoured LHP surely have not remain fixed ...