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|Raleigh, Sir Walter Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. - Rice, Anne |
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves. - Rousseau, Jean Jacques Evil is a moral
entity and not a created one, an eternal and not a perishable entity: it existed ...
|always possible but never in fact occurred. His final answer to it is that if this |
happened 'the perversity of the creature would have prevailed over the goodness
of the Creator, and human wickedness would have compelledGod tomodify His ...
|it was perfect goodness created the world, and permitted the entrance of all the |
evils we deplore. ... best adapted to the end ; an end most perfect and excellent;
and that it was not possible to create us in the beginning as holy and perfect as
we shall be hereafter. ... satisfactory answer to the celebrated question,
respecting the origin of evil, which has always been considered as difficult and
|More likely, any process will always make a difference, either positive or negative|
, and therefore will always be subject to moral appraisal. ... People who argue for
the fragility of goodness some- times do so on the mistaken assumption
represented by its ... The difficulty encountered by any pure form of
consequentialism is that, since human rights and values (such as ... action's
consequences, consequential- ism must treat evil as non-monotonic: in theory, it
is always possible to collect ...
|more — loving greater goods is still always better — but the ideal proportion is |
less than 2:1. ... But it is also possible to prefer the revised (CP), which gives
attitudes such as minor benevolence and petty malice more value than their
objects. Either way, the recursive account retains the core claim of (CP): for
objects above a threshold of goodness or evil ... The most important difficulty for
the comparative principle concerns the value on balance of some forms of loving
evil, such as a ...
Patricia Ann Lamoureux, Kevin O'Neil - 2005 - 172 pages
|... virtue, we choose to cultivate wickedness, we shall be agents of our own |
demise, because habitual evil always results in the ... The irony of evil is that the
more skilled we become at it the more we disappear, the more we move into
nonexistence, ... how there is a stability, cohesiveness, and solidity — a true
integrity — to goodness that is never possible with evil. ... need one another's
support as we struggle with the challenges, difficulties, and setbacks that are an
unavoidable part of ...
Jeff Astley, David Brown, Ann Loades - 2003 - 112 pages
|The reason is that 'the best alternative is not always that which tends to avoid evil, |
since it can happen that evil may be ... only does (God) derive from (evils) greater
goods, but He finds them connected with the greatest goods of all those that are
possible; ... 153-5 Much more interesting than this is the suggestion that things
that are evil in themselves may contribute to the goodness of an 'organic whole'
Milwaukee (Emeritus) William J. Wainwright Distinguished Professor of Philosophy University of Wisconsin - 2004 - 560 pages
|If God is, as this tradition holds, the greatest possible being, then he must |
possess each of these perfections in the highest possible degree. ... We've noted
that there may be a difficulty in establishing the compatibility of perfect goodness
and omnipotence, because a being whose nature is to be perfectly good is
incapable of doing evil. ... As opposed to our series of angles, the series of
positive integers does not converge on a limit. To any positive integer we can
always. 32 problems.
|A good practice in the face of evil is to pray it away, keeping God in front of the |
evil because evil hates goodness. So working at ... goodness from it. Is it possible
to have hate in your spirit while you are smiling or laughing? ... We, as God's
people, have the ability to cause smiles and to laugh in the face of difficulties. We
have the ... God is more powerful than evil and will always overcome the
|... southwest Virginia, and then up the Shenandoah Valley, I was struck again, as |
I always am when I make that trip, by the awesome beauty of it all. ... In the world
in which we live, evil is not such a difficult problem to explain. ... How do you
explain the presence of truth, of love, of goodness? ... Of what possible use are