On 02 Dec 2013, at 13:39, Samiya Illias wrote:
I agree that God is consistent. In my understanding, God is perfect
in every possible meaning of the word.
Is God perfect for the children in Syria? (Easy question on an hard
Here, you might hope that God will succeed in consolating them and
that everything is OK. But that state of mind might make us accept
more easily the tragedies, and that fatalism ... might be fatal for
the incarnation of the good.
The question, put in a another way, who are you to judge God's
You might, like Gödel, assume that God has all positive attributes and
as such is perfect, and one day we will understand the tragedies, but
I am not sure such a God makes sense for the universal machines.
If it makes sense, then I am willing to bet it is a truth belonging to
G*, and not G. That would mean that God was perfect ... until you said
The theological truth must remain silent, or be justified from some
If you say God is perfect to those who lost people they care about, it
might be impolite, and you will again fuel atheism.
Hell is paved with the best intentions.
God might also not be perfect, and you might have the right to be
angry against She/Him/It.
I was objecting to the assertion below that 'Most theistic
philosophers and theologians who have considered the issue agree
that God did not create the laws of math and logic, and does not
have the power to alter them (or any other "necessary" truths,
God created logic and the integers, and arithmetic. Then he said
Analysis, Topology, Algebra, Physics, History, Geography, archeology
and Theology are tools for the integers to understand themselves.
Truth already warns the numbers: the path is infinite and there are
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