I tried to search and didn’t find this subject, so forgive me if this topic is a repeat, k?
Okay, so I’m talking to someone about the existence of God. We were discussing the possibility that there could be more than one God, perhaps a good God and an evil God doing battle throughout all time. I recalled something I think CS Lewis said about this, so I tried to reiterate what Lewis said. I must have erred somewhere in the logic and am looking for help from you to tell me where:
Consider the posibility there are two gods, good and evil:
This cannot be reality because one is identified only by comparing it to the other. Just as we couldn’t recognize a crooked line unless we knew what a straight line looked like. Evil is defined by comparing it to good. It is the law of Good by which both are judged and identified. Therefore the god of good (or the law of Good) would be supreme over the other, thus leaving us with one god (the supreme being).
The response I got was this: Why do you say evil is judged by the law of good? Couldn’t we just as eaily say good is judged by comparing it to evil, therefore leaving the god of evil as the supreme being?
To which I responded: well…I…uh…errrr…hmmmm.
Any thoughts? (I have to go now, but I’ll check back in the morning.)