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Attributes of God
Immutable ­ unchanging over time and not involved in his creation
Immanent ­ God is actively involved in his creation
God is Eternal
There are disputes over what defines God being eternal. It can be argued he is
timeless, or he is everlasting.
Both raise issues regarding…

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necessarily happened, God views everything more as an unchanging
structure. He links to his example of the man walking down the sunny street
Can a timeless God be omnibenevolent? If God can see suffering all
across time, why hasn't he stopped it?
A timeless God renders prayers redundant; if God…

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They believe that God is involved in his creation; while he is powerful, he is not
omnipotent.
God does not know the future, but only knows what could happen and the possible
paths people could take; this shows that people have real free will. As God has given
people free…

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However, if he can create a stone so heavy he cannot lift, then this also
shows that God is not omnipotent as he cannot lift the stone
Definition 1: God can do the `Logically Impossible'
Anselm proposed the ontological argument, in which he stated `God is that than
which nothing…

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This contradicts many of the teachings of the Bible, for example
appearing to Moses in the form of a burning bush
If God cannot sin, does this mean he has no knowledge of the evil and
suffering in the world? If so, doesn't this imply God is not omniscient?
Definition…

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Calvinistic views on predestination fall into this category. They believe that free will is
not possible and simply an illusion.
John Locke ­ our actions are Determined, God has omniscience
John Locke also believes free will is an illusion. This is demonstrated in the analogy
of the locked room. A…

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seems as though he either didn't know Adam and Eve would give in to
temptation, or he doesn't truly love his creations enough to prevent the
introduction of evil into the world
If God is omniscient, why did he continue to doubt Job's devotion to
God? God put Job through…

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Hume's inconsistent triad ­ God cannot be both omnipotent and
omnibenevolent if evil is to exist. Since evil exists, either God is omnipotent or
omnibenevolent
Euthyphro dilemma ­ are good acts willed by God because they are good,
or are acts good because they are willed by God? While this…

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