The Irenaen Theodicy

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  • The Irenaen Theodicy
    • Epistemic distance
    • Criticisms
      • D Z Phillips - It is never acceptable to hurt someone to help them
      • Doesn't justify the killing of the innocent
        • Ivan 'Brothers of Karamazov
      • If God is omnibenevolent, then He could put higher moral values in his creations
      • If God is omnipotent He could create another way of teaching humanity
      • Levels of suffering
      • No motive to act morally good due to a 'future in Heaven'
    • Professor John Hick
      • Vale of Soul Making
      • A future in Heaven
        • Justification for all that happens on Earth
      • 'aimlessly we would float and drift with ease'

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