PHL204H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Pointless, Omnipotence

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26 Mar 2020
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If god exists than god is omnipotent and perfectly good: an omnipotent being is able to eliminate all pointless evils, a perfectly good being would eliminate all pointless evils, pointless evils exist, therefore, god does not exist. A narrative response to the tree of life : Artificial (the father pretended to be happy and was fake towards people) Thinks the way of nature is blind = you won"t see things if you follow the way of nature. Three philosophical responses: cannot appreciate the good without the evil. Responses: doesn"t explain why there is so much evil: why do some experience more evil then others, non-pointless evils, no need for evil at all to appreciate good, evil is needed for the development of virtue.

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