道與上帝之同異 Tao and God, similar yet different

“萬物負陰而抱陽, 沖氣以為和”— 老子 道德經四十ニ章

“我 造 光 ,又 造 暗 . 我 施 平 安 ,又 降 災 禍 .造 作 這 一 切 的 是 我 耶 和 華 “¬—-聖經以賽亞書四十五章七節

同;
老子指出万物都有陰陽正負兩面, 聖經亦指上帝製造了平安与災禍. 這點兩者是相同的.

異;
老子指出把陰陽正負相沖, 平衡, 就能取得和氣. 上帝卻缺少了這一點, 把正邪永遠放在對立面, 不能平衡和諧相處, 造成無休止的紛爭.

在這點上, 我認為老子比上帝高明, 因世事無絕對, 正邪亦然.

Tao and God, similar yet different

All things carry the ying and embrace the yang, and achieves harmony by balancing the two.—Lao Tse, Tao Te Ching, chapter 42.

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.—-Isaiah 45.7 Bible

Similar;
Lao Tse points out that all things have positive and negative aspects, God also creates good and evil. On this point, they are very similar.

Difference;
Lao Tse points out that by balancing the positive and negative , harmony is achieved. While God puts good and evil in opposite poles without trying to balance them, therefore harmony is never achieved, resulting in endless conflicts.

So on this point, I would say Lao Tse is wiser than God as we all know nothing is absolute in this world, including good and evil.

Lap Lam

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