The Problem of Evil: Crash Course Philosophy

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+3 1. Burimi commented 6 years ago

10 min of philosophizing
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+7 2. smi commented 6 years ago

I wonder who came up with an idea to cut pauses between sentences? To me it makes video completely unwatchable. It is like drinking out of water hose on full power.
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+1 3. croc commented 6 years ago

Now that is some good stuff, makes you think!
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-6 4. fjwjr commented 6 years ago

I can't stand it when people who obviously don't understand religion try to explain religion.
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+6 5. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago

The question "Why does evil exist" only makes sense if you start from the premise that it exists at all and is deliberately bestowed upon us.
From a less anthropocentric point of view the question becomes irrelevant. What seems evil to us humans might be very good from a germs or parasites point of view.
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+5 6. Thanny commented 6 years ago

The existence of evil is only a problem if you're superstitious and believe in deities.

It's no mystery at all to rational people.

Furthermore, none of those theodicies are remotely valid or sound logically. Only through plugging one's ears and saying "La la la, I can't hear you!" can a theist reconcile evil and their sky daddy.
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+3 7. loadrunner commented 6 years ago

Evil is also relative. like I love cats. but someone who loves birds hates my cat and sees it as evil.
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+4 8. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

#7 As in one man's evil is another man's joy? :)
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+2 9. krillemaster commented 6 years ago

it's 2016 and there are still adults with imaginary friends...
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+1 10. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

#4 I assume from your comments that you do understand religion? That being the case I have a couple of questions for you. If religion requires a creator why did he or she create Dinosaurs and let them roam the earth for Millions of years before he created Human beings and why do human being share over 99.9 of the genes of certain other primates? One could be forgiven for thinking that we might have actually evolved? Anyone?? <3
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0 11. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

#10 You said it!! :)
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+3 12. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago

#10 the major christian sects like Catholics and Protestants have no problem acknowledging evolution as a scientific fact. So do most Jews, educated Muslims and a lot of others.
#4 seems to confuse understanding religion with believing in one. It is empirically proven that atheists/agnostics have the biggest knowledge about religion from every demographic