By Andrew Gleeson
A daunting Love notably rethinks God and evil. It rejects theodicy and its impersonal notion of cause and morality. religion survives evil via a marvelous love that resists philosophical explanation. Authors criticised comprise Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, Marilyn McCord Adams, Peter van Inwagen, John Haldane, William Hasker.
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Morality, love and God Even readers sympathetic to the case against theodicy might nevertheless feel that something important is missing. If good does not outweigh evil in the world, then why do we go on? M. B. Ahern (1971, p. 51) has argued that if Ivan Karamazov is right to condemn God for creating a world (this one) in which babies are tortured, then it is an obligation on all of us to cease having children; otherwise we perpetuate the evil. That, he implies, is a reductio ad absurdum. He is right.
That would reduce the moral of the stories to mere enlightened prudence. Perhaps the disasters can be avoided. Who knows what human technology can achieve? If we forecast that science cannot, without disaster, achieve the goals of Shelley, Stevenson or Wells, or create designer children, or ‘trans-humans’, then we may be in no better a position than those who said we would never fly in planes or walk on the Moon or transplant hearts. But what I think we can know is that if human ingenuity ever succeeded in making us invulnerable to physical and moral evil, if it freed us from all physical and mental limitations, or indeed succeeded in passing some admittedly vague point along the road to this – and is that not the ultimate goal of untrammelled technological ambition, taken to its logical conclusion?
But there is no assessing this claim if one refuses to countenance the very idea of justification in these terms. The deeper moral of the failure of Plantinga’s argument is that we should look seriously at the existential conception of thought. It will be one of the main themes of this book. 20 A Frightening Love 4. Free will theodicy, God and moral agency It might be wondered whether Plantinga’s argument is true to the spirit of the appeal to free will, the spirit which points out that God does not perpetrate moral evils; he at most permits them: we are to blame, not God!
A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil by Andrew Gleeson