Monday, March 17, 2014

Inequality

  1. There is nothing intrinsically bad in heaven.
  2. There is inequality in heaven.
  3. So, inequality is not intrinsically bad.
Some reasons for accepting (2):
  • God is in heaven and humans are in heaven, and there is infinite inequality there.
  • There are angels in heaven and humans are in heaven, and there is inequality there.
  • Heavenly bliss is proportional to merit (though of course the merit is the work of God's grace), and merit is unequal.

3 comments:

Mark Rogers said...

I don't know Dr. Pruss. You think in this created place, heaven, there is a hierarchal system in place and when people perceive God they will think "God is wholly other and infinitely unequal to me"?

Alexander R Pruss said...

Well, it's the truth that God is infinitely greater. :-)

Mark Rogers said...

Yes!!