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The problem of evil posted 21 March 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Zarathinius, Auditor

The biggest problem, as I see it, with good and evil is that they require a judge. Humans often disagree on what is good and what is evil, so we look for more concrete justification. With the concept of "god", as an all-knowing, all-powerful being that is the final judge of anything and everything, it is easier to say that one knows what the "absolutes" of good and evil are. But if people disagree about what the absolute arbiter (god) terms good and evil, then it automatically brings the concept of an absolute truth or and absolute arbiter into question, since you can't have two different absolutes of the same thing. Who is one person to claim they know the truth concerning something that is esoteric, when somebody else can make a similar claim with equal gravitas? view post


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