Omnibenevolence

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A word that means "all-good," this is usually applied to God. It is generally defined as "The quality of always choosing the most morally good option out of several different ones."
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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]].
  
==Problems with Omnibenevolence==
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==Problems with omnibenevolence==
  
If God is defined as being not only omnibenevolent but also [[omniscient]] and [[omnipotent]], then this is the foundation for the [[problem of evil]].
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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 the foundation for the [[problem of evil]].
  
Also, defining God as omnibenelovent contradicts the numerous Old Testament verses in which he orders genocide and murder as well as Isaiah 45:7 which has God saying "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and '''create evil''': I the LORD do all these.".
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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).
  
[[Category: Philosophical issues]]
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[[Category:Philosophical issues]]
[[Category: Religious mythology]]
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[[Category:Religious mythology]]

Revision as of 19:25, 23 May 2007

Omnibenevolence is sometimes defined as "The quality of always choosing the most morally good option out of several different ones." Literally, omnibenevolent means "all-good." The term is usually applied to God.

Problems with omnibenevolence

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.

Furthermore, defining God as omnibenelovent 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).

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