I'm talking about the omnipotent, omniscience and omnibenevolent being. I'm not entirely interested in his Catholic teachings, or the teachings mankind attributed to him, or the whole history of Jesus Christ.
I think we haven't had one of these threads ever since this subject got the green light from Eos, so let's give it a try.
Some things to keep in mind for the sake of civility and intellectuality.
[*]Added: Since it is supposed to be a debate, please, to the best of your ability, justify your claims rationally.
- A person's stance need not be his own belief. There are two ways to argue: emotionally and rationally. We strive for the latter here.
- Be mindful that while one may fail to present a proof for his cause, it is still sufficient for him to defend the proposition so long as he had provided an argument for it to get things rolling (burden of proof). Things may not get resolved, but keeping it going until we get the most rationally defensible position would be acceptable, even desirable.
- Be critical and try to separate things that are usually lumped together, although help should be provided if you fail to do so.
- Added: Be clear about your idea; we aren't all inside your head. Try to develop a clear picture of your position and present it in as much detail as possible.
I usually like to play angel's advocate (as there is a lot of criticism from the atheist's side), but for now, I'll borrow someone's point of view to get things going.
A typical argument. How would you respond?
EDIT: To make things more concrete, I'll borrow the famous argument from evil as an instance of said 'contradiction'.