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    Wondering what religious people thought about this.
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    If the attacks were perpetrated by Islamic extremists, then from their point of view, yes, these attacks are a form of punishment.

    However, the response some religious people give is that it is a gross abuse of human free will. Freedom is seen as a good in itself and the costly price of this freedom is that people misuse it.
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    (Original post by Hariex)
    If the attacks were perpetrated by Islamic extremists, then from their point of view, yes, these attacks are a form of punishment.

    However, the response some religious people give is that it is a gross abuse of human free will. Freedom is seen as a good in itself and the costly price of this freedom is that people misuse it.
    What do you think?
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    I don't know. God is all powerful, he will always do what he feels is right.
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    God is all good. He sets the standard for what is good and bad. He will always do the right thing. We don't get to decide what is right and what is wrong since we've all sinned.
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    Well for starters my religion has nothing against gays and consequently does not condone these actions because it goes against peace and many of my religion's teachings.
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    How do expect us to know? We are not God. God is the one who is all knowing and all good and all powerful.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
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    I don't think it's worth trying to present a neat logical argument letting God off the hook. Any appeal to the free will defence or 'sceptical theism' or Irenaean theodicies will provide no comfort for the friends and families who are grappling with the loss of a loved one. As a Christian I take seriously the idea that the crucifixion is a powerful symbol in the face of evil, that Jesus' death and resurrection provides a source of empowerment, life and peace amidst the reality of Islamic terrorist genocide.

    That isn't palatable to most, and that's partly because it's not meant to be a theodicy. I believe Jesus' crucifixion is the hope of this world and the hope for any families grieving their loss. It's not a full answer, but if that's what you're looking for, good luck.
 
 
 
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