God cannot be less free than human beings

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument againstThis argument is an objection to God permits evil because of freedom.
Keywords: God[ edit ].



“Of course, these sufferings and injustices are often caused by men. But who created humanity? Believers will reply that God created us free, which presupposes that we can do evil... This brings us back to the aporia already mentioned: are we then freer than God, who is only capable - perfection obliges - of good?”

André Comte-Sponville, The spirit of atheism, Albin Michel, 2006.


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