> William Lane Craig, a Christian philosopher, was addressing the subject of how God can allow
>evil to exist. He said that people typically have two assumptions:
> If God is all powerful he can create any world that He wishes
In a sense, this is true. It's just that what would be the point of a
perfect universe? People (from our culture) get bored real fast living
in tropical paradises. Either that or their brain goes to jelly.
Static wonderfullness does not contribute to the development of an
advanced species. Why would God need a universe at all if he just
wanted to groove out?
> If God is all good he would prefer a world with only good.
This is inherently ridiculous just by looking at the phrase "all good".
Since evil does exist therefore it is not possible that God is "all
good". What do they think, that God goofed? Actually, that is a
sub-theory of Gnosticism.
Theory is, this world, this universe, was created by a creator diety,
not God Himself, and the creator diety goofed. Part of the problem is
that the creator diety thinks he is God and doesn't know there is a God
above him. And God is kind of cleaning up after the creator diety.
It's a fascinating way to look at things, and pretty hard to disprove.