Originally posted by 667joe
Is god good because he is good, or is god good because he is god?
Neither is true. If you are Christian then God is good because the Bible tells you so.
In my opinion the Christian God is not good.
If you have a look at the thread The Attributes of God, you will see that FreakyKBH is quite ready to redefine the meaning of words so long as the word sounds nice and he wants it to apply to God.
God cannot be good nor just nor a whole long list of similar words for the simple reason that the words do not define specific attributes but general ones and have slightly different meanings for different people.
For example some may say that Angelina Jolie is beautiful and some may say she isnt. Beauty is not an inherant property of a person or object but more a perception of that person/object that we the observer have. Similarly nothing can be good nor just, they are perceptions or judgements that we make about them and will difer between observers.