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Unformatted text preview: So in saying this, does God, in a sense, cause human sin? When Aquinas says sin, it is not the same as moral wrong, or doing an evil. If we look at Aquinas’s definition of sin, it is the actions associated with the lack of order. Even though God may indeed be a big factor in us carrying out our will, we are wired to pursue “the good”. “The good” can be for what’s good for the person’s well-being, or it could be the good that comes from pleasure. We seek happiness one way or the other. In our eyes, happiness is always good, even if we achieve it in ways that are not so godly. It may not be considered good in every particular. So if we can acquire “good” by acting out of a lack of order, in that sense God causes the human sin....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course PHI 1308 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.
- Spring '07