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Unformatted text preview: not used to protect humans and animals from tragic moments? This leads me to disagree with Swinburne in his defending of God. It is more logical to say that if god is benevolent he would try to prevent suffering. He is all powerful, but does not choose to stop these natural disasters. God may be benevolent, and lacks the power to prevent tragedies; however, he might be omnipotent without being benevolent. Because God gave humans free will, he cannot determine which decisions will be good or evil. When it comes to Mother Nature though, God does have a choice. If these disasters could, in fact, be prevented than is the characteristic trait of heroism needed? The idea that this “God” is caring and powerful, but chooses to leave such tragedy in society is an awkward concept....
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course PHIL 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '11