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PhilRel - notes - day12-evil2 - Hume's Philo If God were...

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Hume’s Philo Hume’s Philo If God were  benevolent , he would prevent as  much suffering as he could. Objection: Maybe God has a good reason for  allowing suffering. Parent/child analogies Do these analogies break down when the  “parent” is all-powerful?
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Rowe’s argument from suffering Rowe’s argument from suffering Doesn’t deny that God  could  have good reasons  for allowing  some  suffering. But says it is quite  unlikely  that God has good  reasons for allowing  all  the instances of suffering  that actually exist.
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Rowe’s argument  (in Wes’s words) (in Wes’s words) 1. There is at least one instance of  pointless  suffering – suffering that God (if God exists) has no  morally  sufficient reason  for permitting. 1. If God exists, God does not permit any  pointless  suffering. 2.
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