Euthyphro dilemma: Does God command things because they are intrinsically good or....Watch
I see. That would actually be another reason I prefer the Irenaean Theodicy as it removes the need for Jesus as a saviour dying for our sins. The whole process of 'dying for our sins' is something I find difficult to understand or rationalise.
It does seem strange that God would want people to suffer from other peoples wrong doings thus questioning his all-goodness however some people say that we are born sinners because of Adam & Eve. But the Augustine Theodicy is not totally water tight.
See here for Theodcies and Critiques.
That's true, I've studies both the theodicy and the Euthyphro dilemma last year and there are plenty of arguments against them. Do you study philosophy?
No but I did AS RS which was composed of Ethics & Philosophy of Religion, but sadly I dropped it for A2, what about you?
I dropped it because I got AABB in AS and it was my lowest B out of RS and History. Also History is 40% coursework this year so I knew I could bank some marks and not let it come down to big exams in the end. Also History is taught much better than RS at my school.
But I am still interested in Philosophy and Ethics.