problems with God's goodness

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  • Problems with the concept of God's goodness
    • God is perfection but affected by time and space
    • God is eternal/infinite but involved in human affairs
    • God is unchangeable but changed by human petitions
    • God is just but only intervenes to help some
    • God is good but there is so much suffering
    • Christian God is immanent - miracles, prayer etc
      • but being perfect means you are transcendent
        • answer= Jesus is mediator
          • like a bridge that link God to humans
    • The Euthryphro  Dilemma
      • 'Does God command things because they are good or are they good because God commands them?'
        • Good because God commands them
          • makes goodness arbitrary (he couldn't chose other alternatives- not stable/would change)
        • God commands things because they are good
          • makes goodness separate and superior to God (challenges transcendence/ omnipotence ect
  • makes goodness arbitrary (he couldn't chose other alternatives- not stable/would change)

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