Quote~ Epicurus

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

β€” Epicurus

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14 responses to “Quote~ Epicurus

  1. Right on!
    Here in Canada we are now finding mass graves of native children dead at the hands of the catholic church. It’s a shameful and hideous reality of the residential school system. Here they tried to take the heathen out of our aboriginal natives. (1870’s – 1990’s)…god….not!

  2. Oh yes!
    If you know me at all i.e., you’ve read me.
    Then you know how very much I love this quote!
    Thank you!

  3. β€œMany religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.”

    ― Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  4. Perfect. Love it. You knew I would.

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  6. Nan

    Had forgotten this -GREAT- quote and just recently came across it on another blog. Epicurus was spot-on, IMO!

  7. So true. Look how the church responded to this bullshit? They closed doors and squashed any thought of any god

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