Posted: Jan 30, 2017 7:10 pm
by archibald
VazScep wrote:Doesn't Plantinga argue that natural suffering could be the work of demons, and that God allows them to cause this suffering in order to guarantee the demons' free will?

I'm not saying that Plantinga believes this. He just needs a consistent story to refute the logical problem of evil. It doesn't have to be a compelling story (or a remotely good one). This is such a trivial task though, that it strikes me as quite puerile to dedicate any time to it. I hope I'm being unfair to Plantinga here.

If that's true the he has addressed it and is not a dodger. Just a woo-monger.

I think the sentence “Though I remove logical contradictions through creative defences and have not plausibility, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal" might apply here.