I never said anything about where Satan would end up.
I only speculated whether God would offer forgiveness.
Actually, I rather doubt Satan would accept such forgiveness if offered.]]>
Thank you for such a straightforward answer. I must say, that might be the craziest thing I’ve ever seen argued. The idea that the universe is better off with evil deeds than without seems to undermine the whole meaning of the word evil. It seems to suggest that sometimes it is good to be bad, which is a bit like a square triangle if you ask me.
I don’t think the existence of evil leads to a reasonable conclusion that having evil is better. I think it is far more reasonable to conclude that the universe could be better than it is, but that there is no magic wand to make it that way (with the implicit limitation on God’s power).]]>
I don’t have access to IP addresses, so you’ll have to ask Rusty.
And even if I did, I don’t really play that game.
Jack and Blake have past history. I’m sure the remark was completely harmless and I doubt Blake saw it as serious either.]]>
I’m saying it’s possible that there is something about the presence of evil that fulfills God’s purposes better than a universe in which evil does not present itself.
This is not to say that God causes evil, or works evil Himself, simply that He allows free agents to choose it if they wish. What could this reason be that makes the universe better off because of the presence of evil? Hell if I know. I have some speculative thoughts about that, but given that evil does exist, and God doesn’t always stop it (regardless of your theological paradigm), I think it’s reasonable to conclude He allows it because it’s better–even if we can’t fully comprehend why.]]>
I reacted because I am pretty confident that d-bag’s comment in #28 was not nearly so innocuous as your comment and I hate to see trolls like that validated at the expense of my friends.]]>
If I actually wanted to insult you, Blake or anyone else, trust me, I could do much better than “LOL u iz Satan!”]]>