Saturday, November 15, 2008

Equality and creation

If inequality in respect of the possession of goods is intrinsically bad, then by creating the world, God necessarily produced something bad, since, necessarily, no creature can have all the goods that God does. But it is absurd that creation necessarily involves a bad. Hence, inequality in respect of the possession of goods is not intrinsically bad.

2 comments:

Mike Almeida said...

If inequality in respect of the possession of goods is intrinsically bad, then by creating the world, God necessarily produced something bad, since, necessarily, no creature can have all the goods that God does.

Unless there is a world in which God does not instantiate any creatures.

jawats said...

Since man was placed as steward of creation, then man is God's agent. In addition, since God did not specify that one agent should have more stewardship than any other, something has intervened in the process....?