Saturday, April 09, 2016

Article: Lex Luthor's Lousy Logic by Tim Stratton

In the blockbuster film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the diabolical Lex Luthor shares some of his theological views.  Luthor makes the claim that "if God is all-powerful He cannot be good, if God is good He cannot be all-powerful!”  As Tim Stratton of Free Thinking Ministries explains, the argument in logical form would go something like this:

1- God, by definition, is a Maximally Great Being

2- If God is perfectly good He would not want humanity to suffer or experience evil.

3- If God is all-powerful He could prevent humanity from suffering or experiencing evil.

4- Humanity suffers and experiences evil.

5- Therefore, God is either not perfectly good or not all-powerful (or both).

6- Therefore, God is not a Maximally Great Being.

7- Therefore, God, by definition, does not exist.

Is Lex's argument sound?  In this featured article, Tim Stratton demonstates why Luthor's argument ultimately fails.


Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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