It does not follow from this that Good and Evil exist.
This is to say, that we cannot infer that God's existence implies the existence of Good and Evil — ClayG
Let us, for the sake of argument, simply allow God exists. It does not follow from this that Good and Evil exist. — ClayG
We cannot infer from God’s existence that Good and Evil exist. — ClayG
If one starts from the belief that God exists and that God is good, then it follows that good exists. But the same holds for any number of things. If one starts from the belief that God exists and that God is X, then it follows that X exists. Play the old Mad Libs game, replace X with any adjective, and it is clear just how pointless this is — Fooloso4
To go from "if" to "is" is a conjuring act. — Fooloso4
People's observance of the influence of their gods on the world is on a par with the fact that our mutually agreed belief in the value of a paper note influence the functionality of economies and financial systems. — Benj96
You can? What would that be like, then? A world where nothing is ever born or dies, is subject to illness or injury. I can't see how this can be 'easy to imagine'. — Wayfarer
But it's still a stretch to say you can imagine a world without good and evil - perhaps an uninhabited planet might fit the bill, but then, so what? — Wayfarer
think the philosophical point is that the capacity for evil - both to experience it and to cause it - is an integral part of self-conscious being. — Wayfarer
but again, so what? — Wayfarer
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