Got God-questions? 03
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
Is god omnibenevolent?
Or in plain English: Is god all-good? With the understanding that we are answering the question regarding the god of Jews, Christians and Muslims, the answer is very simple: NO. Since the answer is so apparent and can in no way be contested this may in fact turn out be our shortest post ever.
Moses’ first career move: murder, the fastest way to earn god’s favor.
Christianity has never been able to explain why there is evil in the world. Not at its start, not at the height of its political power during the “Dark Ages”, not in more recent years of the 21st century. This is very peculiar, because god himself explains why there is evil in the world and he does it in his own not so holy book of depravation and degeneracy. God's omni-malevolence is apparent in many instances in the bible (not surprisingly the bible is one of the main reasons for the dwindling numbers of religiously affiliated people), but we will just take up god's own words in one single verse of "god's word", namely: Isaiah 45:7. And for those who would surmise that we picked the wrong version of god's word, we will consult multiple versions of god's unchangeable word:
New International Version: “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.”
Young Literal Translation: “Forming light, and preparing darkness, Making peace, and preparing evil, I [am] Jehovah, doing all these things.'”
Wycliffe Bible: “forming light, and making darknesses, making peace, and forming evil; I am the Lord, doing all these things.”
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition “I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe, I am the Lord, who do all these things.”
New King James Version “I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’”
Authorized King James Version “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”
1599 Geneva Bible “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”
King James Version “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”
21st century King James Version “I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I, the Lord, do all these things.”
Septuagint: “ἐγὼ ὁ κατασκευάσας φῶς καὶ ποιήσας σκότος ὁ ποιῶν εἰρήνην καὶ κτίζων κακά ἐγὼ κύριος ὁ θεὸς ὁ ποιῶν ταῦτα πάντα”
Luther Bible: “der ich das Licht mache und schaffe die Finsternis, der ich Frieden gebe und schaffe das Übel. Ich bin der HERR, der solches alles tut.”
Basisbijbel: “Alleen Ik maak het licht en de duisternis. Alleen Ik breng vrede en onheil. Ik, de Heer, ben het die dat doet.”
Ang Salita ng Dios “Ako ang lumikha ng liwanag at ng dilim. Ako ang nagpapadala ng kabutihan at ng kapahamakan. Ako ang Panginoon na gumawa ng lahat ng ito.”
Now, you can try to worm your way out of this as much as you want, but if your god tells you that he commits or creates evil and hence is evil, then he is evil. Unless your willing to admit that he is a liar...but then he is not all-good of course, or trustworthy, or reliable...which by consequence means that you cannot trust anything in the bible, as the bible is the lies of god. We'll throw in a good recommendation for all believing Jews, Christians and Muslims, completely free of charge: “For your own sake, don’t talk about morality in defense of this evil idol, because if yours is based on the bible, a.k.a the words (lies) of god, than you are on a very pathetic footing. No absolute morality or a decent sense of right and wrong can come from a being that is Omni-belligerent and all-evil.”
Richard Dalet PHD, May 17, 2021
Image retrieved from : Steven Tuell, , “Week 4, Exodus 1—2–“Moses”: Trying to Force God’s Hand”, Friday, March 24th 2021, The Bible Guy, Steven Tuell, James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testamant, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, http://www.steventuell.net/?p=2191
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