Theodicy (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 21:49 (675 days ago)

Explaining God's allowing biological mistakes and permitting dangerous organisms, viruses and bacteria to exist.

As explained genetic congenital errors are not God's fault. His editing mechanisms don't always catch molecular errors. Molecules are free to make improper reactions for the sake of speed in the production of life itself. And they do make mistakes at that level that escape editing.

As for dangerous organisms, we have been given the brain capacity to learn how to fight them. Bacteria and viruses have beneficial roles usually, but some are nasty. I do not know why God created them, but He may have a purpose we do not yet recognize.

Evil among humans beings is explained because God gave us free will. Dangerous environmental events: storms, volcanic eruption, flooding, earthquakes, etc. are all part of the beneficial processes of Earth that allows life to appear.

dhw will bring up other issues, I'm sure.

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