Talk:Omnibenevolence

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=Not a common word=
 
=Not a common word=
 
Actually, I usually only see atheists using this word, and never theists. The [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/God classical definition] of the monotheistic deity is a being that is omnipotent, omniscient and perfect, so a theist can counter that you're making a straw-man. It should not be used. –[[User:Reinis|Reinis]] 14:38, 23 June 2007 (CDT)
 
Actually, I usually only see atheists using this word, and never theists. The [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/God classical definition] of the monotheistic deity is a being that is omnipotent, omniscient and perfect, so a theist can counter that you're making a straw-man. It should not be used. –[[User:Reinis|Reinis]] 14:38, 23 June 2007 (CDT)
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:They're free to claim a straw-man, as long as they don't believe that their god isn't all good, doesn't dictate morality, isn't perfectly just... whether or not theists commonly use a specific term is irrelevant to whether or not the term applies to their concept of god. Without the concept of omnibenevolence, regardless of the term used, theodicy becomes a non-issue. In any case, there's no justification not to include the term, or the concept at the wiki. [[User:Sans Deity|Sans Deity]] 16:35, 23 June 2007 (CDT)

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Not a common word

Actually, I usually only see atheists using this word, and never theists. The classical definition of the monotheistic deity is a being that is omnipotent, omniscient and perfect, so a theist can counter that you're making a straw-man. It should not be used. –Reinis 14:38, 23 June 2007 (CDT)

They're free to claim a straw-man, as long as they don't believe that their god isn't all good, doesn't dictate morality, isn't perfectly just... whether or not theists commonly use a specific term is irrelevant to whether or not the term applies to their concept of god. Without the concept of omnibenevolence, regardless of the term used, theodicy becomes a non-issue. In any case, there's no justification not to include the term, or the concept at the wiki. Sans Deity 16:35, 23 June 2007 (CDT)
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