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Old 12-18-2008, 01:07 AM
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Both maybe, there is a bad and good news report yesterday
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:16 PM
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Honestly, the issue of God is just annoying.

If God is so merciful and great, why did the Holocaust occur? Did God take a vacation? Does God not care about the people in Darfur?

I have heard a few arguments in response to my questions.

1. God does everything for a reason.

My rebuttal would be: If God has a reason to kill thousands and thousands of people (Holocaust), then God ain't so nice.

2. God didn't do that, a man did.

My rebuttal: To you, God is all-powerful, yes? Does he not have the time/initiative to save copious amounts of lives?

3. The Devil did it.

My rebuttal: Is God more powerful, or is the devil? Was the God not able to stop the death of many, many people?


You also need to ask, better or worse than what?
Technologically we are obviously great. But, morally, we need some work. I think people need to start coming back to Earth, and stop living prayers.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:03 AM
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I only just came across this thread and don't feel like reading through the pages [lol] but what I noticed on one of the OP's posts on the first page - about increased crime rate.

What else is there to report; the news is just entertaining media with an event that occurred. Now what is going to get more views: hearing about good ol' Jerry opening that party store down the street or hearing about a woman who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in their three-room apartment in Detroit.

Crime rates have gone down; crime reporting has gone up.
Bit of a difference, there.

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I already know this is off-topic from the current discussion; but I felt like throwing that out there.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:08 AM
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Crime rates have gone down; crime reporting has gone up.
This means that the world has become better in at least 2 ways: lower crime and better crime reporting.
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:15 AM
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This means that the world has become better in at least 2 ways: lower crime and better crime reporting.
Arguably. One could say that the overdone crime reports cause exaggerated opinions such as the ones expressed in this thread; That the world is more violent and dangerous than ever before.
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:20 PM
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Arguably. One could say that the overdone crime reports cause exaggerated opinions such as the ones expressed in this thread; That the world is more violent and dangerous than ever before.
Exactly.

One could say that there are lower crime rates BECAUSE the increased reporting. I don't think that's the case; the media loves violence and that sort of thing. Turn on most news channels and the headlines will be death/rape related.
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