- (1) God exists (or "I believe that God exists").
- (2) Necessarily, God only allows undeserved, involuntary suffering if it produces a net benefit for the sufferer (principle of Theodical Individualism).
- (3) Therefore, we never have an obligation to intervene to prevent suffering.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
You Can't Be Good WITH God
The flip side of the previous post: John D at Philosophical Disquisitions summarizes an article by Stephen Maitzen that purports to prove that morality is impossible if you believe in God: