Phil 101 - First Excercise Question

Phil 101 - First Excercise Question - Simon Wong Phil 101...

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Simon Wong 2/12/06 Phil 101 – First Exercise Question Prof. Weatherson Argument 1.) God is omnipotent, and wholly good 2.) Evil exists 3.) Freedom (to choose something that is morally right or morally wrong) exists 4.) Evil exists to contrast and emphasize moral good (moral significance) 5.) It is not within God’s power to create a world containing moral good without creating one with moral evil without compromising total freedom 6.) Having a cold is an evil 7.) Having a cold does not involve a conscious decision of a human whether or not to have one 8.) Having a cold does not involve freedom 9.) The state of having a cold and the state of not having a cold is not morally significant 10.) An omnipotent good being eliminates every evil it can properly eliminate without compromising freedom C.) God should prevent colds since they are an unnecessary evil The first premise is the general view of most religions of what God is and can do. The next two premises (2 and 3) are merely observations of our perceived reality. The next premise is
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