Hick's sole making theodicy

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Humans were created as morally and spiritually immature beings.
Genesis 1:26 "let us make man in our image in our likeness" evolution gets us the image.
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Freely developed virtue is worth more than "ready made" virtue.
Created imperfect so that we can freely choose to become God. Kierkegaard's analogy by Peter Vardy.
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Genuine FW requires a seperation from God.
Couldn't truly be free if the presence of God was obvious. Epistemic distance allows us to develop as we have a distance of knowledge.
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Moral evil is a result of humans possessing FW & being immature incomplete beings.
It is a result of javing freedom to grow and develop into a Child of God. Freedom allows us to act in good or evil ways.
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Free creatures can only develop in a hostile, challenging environment.
Counterfactual hypothesis (world without a challenging environment) we can't develop into the likeness without evil. Held & Heim Kitten experiment
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A world containing natural evil is an environment suitable for soul-making.
Hostile and challenging environment makes us work for valuable traits. it allows us to develop through challenging environment. Allows us to better our qualities. World has evil for good.
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The amount of evil experienced in the world is justified by the perfection after death.
Eschatological verification find out why life was as it is.Universal Salvation we reach the likeness of God and can exist with him in heaven. It is an infinite reward to justify the infinite amount of evil.
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Created imperfect so that we can freely choose to become God. Kierkegaard's analogy by Peter Vardy.

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