Lecture8.ppt - Responses To The Argument And Rebuttals...

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Responses To The Argument And Rebuttals First Response: Challenge (2, 5) Denies Suffering Is Real Rebuttals: Makes God A Deceiver Hard To Take Seriously Second Response: Challenge Premise (3) In Many Ways
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Challenging Inconsistency Between God And Evil (cont.) Parent Analogy: Suffering Is For Reasons We Don’t Comprehend Note: Doesn’t Explain Suffering; Just Suggests How Suffering May Be Consistent With God’s Existence Rebuttals: Bad Analogy; Parents Aren’t Omnipotent Double Standards If Good Events Reflect God’s Nature, Then Why Don’t Bad Events?
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Theodicies: Making Sense Of Suffering Counterpart Theory: Just As Tallness Can’t Exist Without Shortness, Happiness Cannot Exist Without Suffering Rebuttals: Real Suffering Is Not Context-Dependent Bill Gates And Rashid The Objective Reality Of Chronic Suffering Even If Context Dependent, Only Small Amount Of Suffering Would Be Needed Not Suffering Vs. Appreciating Not Suffering
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Theodicy (cont.): Virtue
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