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We live in an evil world

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We live in an evil world

#1 Post by Compassionist » December 9th, 2019, 10:40 am

We live in an evil world where the evil prosper and the innocent perish. I define good as anyone and anything that helps anyone and anything. I define evil as anyone and anything that harms anyone and anything. By these definitions, everyone and everything is a mixture of good and evil. Some are more good than evil while others are more evil than good. "Might is right. Adapt or die." That's the only rule of reality. Just study the last 4 billion years of history to see that my conclusion is based entirely on evidence. 99.9% of all species to ever exist on Earth are already extinct. We are in the middle of a human-caused sixth mass extinction which may kill the remaining 0.1% of all the species. I wish life was fair for all and free from suffering and death but I can't make it so. Please see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinction_events
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_n ... death_toll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_g ... death_toll

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Re: We live in an evil world

#2 Post by animist » December 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm

but how could the world be "good"? If there were no death then all populations of all species would continue ad infinitum - yes?

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Re: We live in an evil world

#3 Post by Compassionist » December 16th, 2019, 9:08 pm

animist wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm
but how could the world be "good"? If there were no death then all populations of all species would continue ad infinitum - yes?
If every living thing was omnibenevolent, omniscient and omnipotent and owned an infinite number of universes each then all species could have an infinite number of omnibenevolent, omniscient and omnipotent babies who also owned an infinite number of universes each. This way the world would be truly good and free from all suffering, death and unfairness. I am merely omnibenevolent. If I were also omniscient and omnipotent, I would have created such a perfect reality.

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Re: We live in an evil world

#4 Post by Compassionist » December 22nd, 2019, 11:34 am

"Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:

I saw the tears of the oppressed—
and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors—
and they have no comforter.

And I declared that the dead,
who had already died,
are happier than the living,
who are still alive.

But better than both
is the one who has never been born,
who has not seen the evil
that is done under the sun."

- Ecclesiastes 4:1 to 3, The Bible (New International Version).

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Re: We live in an evil world

#5 Post by Compassionist » January 7th, 2020, 5:41 pm

Please see https://www.evilbible.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UAYyMYk7I

Given the evil world we live in and the evil verses in the Bible, the Biblical God is either evil or imaginary. What do you believe? What is the basis for your belief?

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