The problem of evil

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    I referred to the parable of the Good Samaritan not the Prodigal Son.

    Moreover you said "If a gift of love is not returned in kind, it damages the love."
     
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    OK, I'll yield :)

    In the end, I suppose that selfless love is a subjective thing. If a person thinks they are loving selflessly, then I guess that they are. But as for me, subjectively, all of our attempts at selfless love fall way short of God's selfless love. But here's a deep theological question for you. Do you think that God has a concept of 'self' like we do? Can one whose being encompasses everything look upon himself as a unitary, separate something?
     
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    I don't accept that God encompasses everything. I believe that God is distinct from that which he created.
     
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    What is it that leads you to the belief that God is distinct from his creation? Is Jesus, born of woman, not of God's creation? Do you believe in the indwelling Holy Spirit?
     
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    What leads me to believe that God is distinct from his creation is that he created. God existed before he created anything he created. He could annihilate creation and he would still be God. That the second person of the Trinity assumed human nature or that God can interact with his creation does not make him one with it.
     

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