Omnibenevolence

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'''Omnibenevolence''' is sometimes defined as "The quality of always choosing the most [[morally good]] option out of several different ones."<!-- copied from somewhere? --> Literally, '''omnibenevolent''' means "all-good." The term is usually applied to [[God]].
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'''Omnibenevolence''', literally meaning "all-goodness", is an attribute often applied to [[God]].
  
==Problems with omnibenevolence==
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It is sometimes defined as "The quality of always choosing the most [[morally good]] option out of several different ones."<!-- copied from somewhere? -->
  
If God is defined as being not only omnibenevolent but also [[omniscient]] (all-knowing) and [[omnipotent]] (all-powerful), then this is the foundation for the [[problem of evil]].
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==Problems with omnibenevolence==
  
Furthermore, defining God as omnibenelovent contradicts the numerous [[Old Testament]] verses in which he orders [[genocide]] and [[murder]], as well as {{bible|Isaiah 45:7}} in which God says, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and '''create evil''': I the LORD do all these." (emphasis added).
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If God is defined as being not only omnibenevolent but also [[omniscient]] (all-knowing) and [[omnipotent]] (all-powerful), then this is one of the foundations for the [[problem of evil]].
  
Out of the numbered deaths (not including catastophes like the Flood or the End Days) in the Bible, YHWH kills 2,301,417 people. Satan only killed the 10 of Jobs family. In fact, Satan is a mistranslation of the Acuser, who was not a rebel to God.
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Furthermore, defining God as omnibenevolent contradicts the numerous [[Old Testament]] verses in which he orders [[genocide]] and [[murder]], as well as {{bible|Isaiah 45:7}} in which God says, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and '''create evil''': I the LORD do all these." (emphasis added).
  
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Out of the numbered deaths in the Bible, YHWH kills 2,391,421 people. Satan only killed the 10 of Jobs family.
 
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Omnibenevolence, literally meaning "all-goodness", is an attribute often applied to God.

It is sometimes defined as "The quality of always choosing the most morally good option out of several different ones."

Problems with omnibenevolence

If God is defined as being not only omnibenevolent but also omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent (all-powerful), then this is one of the foundations for the problem of evil.

Furthermore, defining God as omnibenevolent contradicts the numerous Old Testament verses in which he orders genocide and murder, as well as Isaiah 45:7 Bible-icon.png in which God says, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these." (emphasis added).

Out of the numbered deaths in the Bible, YHWH kills 2,391,421 people. Satan only killed the 10 of Jobs family.

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