gnomo - 7/15/2005 4:07 PM
But if God was All Good, how can he allow men to will evil? And if he can't doesn't that mean he is not All Powerful?
Your conjecture does not follow a logical progression. Man has been separated from his Creator, as such, the Creator cannot be made responsible for the evil of man. What you failed to consider in my previous post is this: If God did not endow man with free will, he would not have been omnibenevolent (the cosmic rapist reference that would have us be brain washed into loving Him).
The indisputable manifestation of man's free will resides in his capacity, and preponderance, to perpetrate evil.
Further, what you are implicitely looking for are scriptural inconsistencies. When reflecting on how could an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God allow a new born to be afflicted with cancer, any properly endoctrinated clergyman will tell you that the root cause is once again, man, who excluded himself for an earthly paradise for a wise pair of tits and pussy, and consequently called upon himself all kinds of misery. Every once in a while, God helps the government by creating mutating retro viruses to set us back on the path to righteousness, conservative supreme justices, and second generation presidents.
Be it noted that I do not believe in any of that crap.