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Problems of evil 2 kinds of “Evil” 1. natural evil- hurricanes - earthquakes (80 K) - tsunami (220K) Is in an “act of God”?? 2. Moral Evil- manmade Hume (1779) Cleanthes, Demea- theists Philo (Hume) Part II. – Against “Design” Proof World is a machine Hume: bad analogy! House vs. universe - maybe matter can organize itself! - God is “like” man- what an insult - Can’t compare part to whole - Human knowledge is very unlimited Part X- problem of evil - could be the “end of religion” - pain is worse then the pleasure is good - no solution! Part XII- God as “mind” - “nature does nothing is vain” (Aristotle) - God as “mind” or “intelligence” “nature is smart” (Theist) (Atheist)
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Johnson Excuses? 11 1. “Baby goes to heaven” Why suffer? 2. “Better in the long run”
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Unformatted text preview: • Any action would be “good” • Can’t justify after the fact 3. “free will” • God could still have acted • Not clear that we have free will • God is all knowing? • Can God control our free will? • Injustice 4. “Must struggle without Gods help” • But we have police, firemen 5. “No urgency to fix things” • Seems like God prefers disasters 6. “Disasters promote virtue” • Too many disasters 7. “Keeps us humble” 8. “Evil results from laws of nature” • God’s laws! • God can break them! 9. “Evil is necessary in order to know the good” • How much evil? • Could be all good!! 10. “God has a higher morality” 11. “God not all-powerful” • Just have faith! o Why? →irrational...
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