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2,387 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by glennh70

Could God reduce the rate of violent crime by 10%?


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11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 3:40:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
God can do anything
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 3:42:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
no

God didn't make the crime rate. Humans did.

11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 3:42:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/11/09 - 3:40:53 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
God can do anything


how do you know?
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 4:50:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
sure he could, he would flood dat bitch again.

crime to zero...for a while
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 6:01:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
God could reduce it by 100% if he were so inclined.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 6:08:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
he could possibly if he existed if he doesnt then he couldn't
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 6:54:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
He can't if he doesn't exist.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 6:59:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, if there was a god.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 8:22:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
what a stupid question
11 yrs ago - Thursday 6/11/09 - 10:46:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/11/09 - 4:50:07 PM jealousblues wrote:
sure he could, he would flood dat bitch again. crime to zero...for a while

XD
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 3:51:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
G-d isn't a puppeteer and we aren't puppets. G-d created us with something called personal responsibility.
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 7:05:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dont believe in god - but even if it was real then theres no way he could change something like that - wipe out 10% of criminals (this just makes him a criminal for doing so).
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 8:23:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/11/09 - 8:22:10 PM hamletsghost wrote:
what a stupid question


in what way?
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:05:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I want to pose a question:

If god is all powerful, he can do everything and anything. That must mean he can extinguish all violence while leaving free will.

So since this is not the case (seeing as we have plenty of violence - and free will), then God is either:

a) an evil god (for allowing violence)

or

b) not all-powerful and all-knowing

or

c) you tell me
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:06:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
how could you get tid of violence without taking away free will?

God doesn't tell us to kill, steal, cheat, lie, and murder. He tells us to NOT DO THOSE THINGS!
wether or not an individual will listen and comply with that message, is up to them.
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:07:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
murders, rapists, robbers and the like will get whats due to them on Judgement day.
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:10:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/12/09 - 10:06:20 AM mer_359 wrote:
how could you get tid of violence without taking away free will?


I don't know, I am just human.
However, god is all-powerful and all-knowing - - he can do everything and anything.
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:21:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
increase natural levels of empathy and reduce mental illnesses etc/ improve human feelings towards the community and their willingness to learn about other cultures- - none of this takes away free will
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:31:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/12/09 - 10:21:16 AM glennh70 wrote:
increase natural levels of empathy and reduce mental illnesses etc/ improve human feelings towards the community and their willingness to learn about other cultures- - none of this takes away free will


Holy glennh70! Who woulda thought God was on YT all along.
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:32:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
but why would He want to do that?
he's letting us make our own path and we will all reep what we sow on judgement day
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:37:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
if he'd known there would be all this violence and crime why couldn't he just have made us get along better in the first place- - surely he could have judged it so there would only be 1 or 2 bad apples and not millions - - and it would still be our own path.

he could make a civilisation that's 10% more violent and it would be their own path too- - it doesn't stop free will. Why does he want so many sinners? is this our 'natural level' and God couldn't have made us differently?
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:41:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/12/09 - 10:32:45 AM mer_359 wrote:
but why would He want to do that? he's letting us make our own path and we will all reep what we sow on judgement day


Yes, but like I said if he can do anything and everything, he can allow us to make our own path without violence in the world.

So the options still remain; either god is:

a) evil

b) not all-powerful and all-knowing

c) you tell me
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:42:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
b is a good get out clause for theists- - he could just be really really powerful
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:44:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
he doesn't want sinners...we choose to sin
11 yrs ago - Friday 6/12/09 - 10:44:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
maybe He tried to make us all get along...maybe we are a failed experiment

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