Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Responses to Atheist Proposals of a Better World

Atheists complain that God could have not created at all, not created a free world, created a free world that wouldn't sin, or created a world that sinned but would all be saved. However, some world is better than no world, a nonfree world is not better than some world, a free world is morally better than a nonfree world, and a free world where no one sins or a free world where everyone sins and then gets saved might be morally inferior to the one we live in. Persuasion, not coercion, must be used to discourage vice (cf. A Clockwork Orange).

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