Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Thought for the day

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? — Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE)

That could serve as a proof that there is no god, but then if you consider the definition of evil and realize that what is considered evil by one may not be so considered by another, there goes your proof.  I still like the saying, despite its flaws.

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November 9, 2010 - Posted by | philosophy | , ,

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