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How does the Judeo-Christian tradition solve Euthyphros dilemma

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Asses the claim that God created humanity for a purpose Many people object to this statement due to a variety of reasons. Some question, if God created humanity for a purpose why would he want us to suffer, why would such an almighty one create something that results in the pain of others. This view may come from an Atheists point of view. An atheist could object the statement, '"That if there is a God then there would be no suffering therefore there must be no God". There are many incidents throughout history which back up this belief such as, the holocaust in the Second World War. ...read more.


He is omnipotent, meaning he is all powerful, nothing is impossible for him. Furthermore he is described as omniscient and omnibonevolent, which states he is all loving and all knowing. How can it be possible that such a well described character allow major flaws in day to day life such as suffering and evil? Surely evil and suffering are not a purpose of humanity. Although many people, are convinced by the complexions of day to day life and that someone must have had some degree of input. For such perfections of life to fall randomly and by chance are viewed as near impossible. From a Christian point of view, the bible can be used to answer some of the atheist objections of why God allows suffering in this world. ...read more.


An example to relate to our daily lives, jail is a perfect example of suffering. A criminal must suffer and reflect on what they have done to receive this suffering. Humanity needs some sort of fear to stop evil. Relating back to the omniscient part of God, it may be that suffering and other unknown purposes of humanity are far beyond human understanding and knowledge. In conclusion, I do not believe God created humanity for any purpose as there are too many flaws in why he would do so. As I have used the example of suffering, the bibles rebuttals are far too weak to give a well reasoned explanation, simply 'being out of our knowledge as humans ' seems to bypass the original question on the whole. ?? ?? ?? ?? Boback ...read more.

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