Mill and the Teleological Argument.

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What was John Stuart Mill known for?
His utilitarian ideas.
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What did Mill argue about evil?
Evil alone is enough to prove that either God does not exist or that if he does, he is not all-loving.
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What questions the existence of the God of classical theism?
The pain and suffering that humanity is put through on a daily basis.
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What does Mill argue is far crueller than human kind?
Nature.
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What does Mill imply about nature, design and God?
The evidence of design in nature points to far crueller designer, or else no designer at all.
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In what book did Mill write about design?
Nature and the Utility of Religion (1874).
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What does Mill quote about design?
"If the law of all creation were justice and the creator omnipotent then, in whatever amount suffering and happiness might be dispensed to the world, each person's share of them would be exactly proportioned to that person's good or evil deeds".
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What does Mill state about justice?
"The order of things in this life is often an example of injustice, not justice".
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