Analysis Of Irenaeus Theodicy

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Register to read the introduction… Where was he during the ethnic cleansing in Rwanda? Where was he at the holocaust? Is He therefore not omnipotent or is he a sadistic God who wants to see us suffer, like a child with a magnifying glass on a sunny day and we are the ants? Irenaues says that this comes down to epistemic distance. A theory from Irenaeus that God must keep his distance form our world and time in order to sustain our free will and to have as little effect on our world as possible. He goes on to state that humans naturally learn form their mistakes and do not do it again, but this is not the image of the God in classical theism where He is all loving and would do anything to help humanity and do whatever it takes to help us learn from our mistake. …show more content…
Can good come from everything? It seems unlikely that any TRUE good can come out of the holocaust or the ethnic cleansing in Rwanda and Communist China. One of the biggest factors is that Irenaeus’ Theodicy only really applies to those who are Christian and believe in God and therefore the theodicy is limited. To many, the aesthetic principle is far to coincidental and practical, it just seems that Irenaeus is stuck for words when someone asks him why God does not help us in the world. And yes Irenaues it was very quick, on your feet thinking by baffling the intellectually inferior with a complicated phrase but nowadays this will not cut the

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