The Problem of Evil

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The Problem of Evil "The Problem of Evil is an argument that concludes that God does not exist. It runs thus: 1. If God exists, then God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. 2. If there is an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent being, then there is no evil. 3. There is evil. 4. So, there is no omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent being. (From 2,3) 5. So, God does not exist. (From 1,4) Pascals Payoff Matrix: God exists God doesn’t exist Believe in God Infinite payoff (heaven) finite loss at most (Pascal: finite gain)
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Unformatted text preview: Don’t believe Negative infinite? finite gain at most Objections to Pascal argument: God will not reward you if you believe on the basis (Pascals response this is only the kick off to get involved ) Cant come to genuine beliefs so easily Respone- Fake it till you make it Objections What if you believe in the wrong God.So, it is smart to bet that God exists. This doesn’t prove that God exists. But it does (if sound) prove that it is a good idea to believe that God exists.-Decion Under Uncertainty...
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course PHIL 1101 taught by Professor Weatherson,b during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.

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