- - a - b - 1 - 2 - 3 - c [[http://luke.breuer.com:oh yeah]] [[Sandbox/56:Sandboxxxx]] mms://foo.bar [[ftp://ftp.breuer.com:B&C FTP]] --the alignment of the planets-- technical difficulties test --tricky-- t I'm thinking no, because of --the angels-- Steph. 1. If there were an iota less evil, God would be less glorified. He truly needs evil in order to be glorified to the maximum. This necessarily flows from the two premises: a. The only truly good actions done are done because God explicitly enables them, if not directly performs them (sometimes through people, sometimes directly). b. God maximizes his glory; displaying his glory is his highest value and if anything were to threaten it, including any desire he himself holds, that threat would be suitably quenched. 2. Evil is the cost of creating humans in God's image. God makes truly free choices; the cost of giving another being the ability to make free choices is that sometimes, those choices will be evil. Arguably, angels had perfect knowledge and yet one-third rebelled. So will must be at least partly distinct from knowledge. God's glory would not be maximally displayed if he created beings without true freedom.
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