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mixmastergaz's Avatar Jump to comment 46 by mixmastergaz

I'm familiar with process thought and the process theology which Jerry refers to above (don't ask).

I think readers here might be interested to know that it's basically an attempt to address the problem of evil. Griffin (who follows on from Whitehead) makes the surprising concession that Hume was right about the inconsistent triad (that is, evil cannot co-exist with an all-powerful and all-loving being; since evil undeniably does exist then an all-powerful and all-loving being must not). Griffin's solution is jaw-dropping for believers and non-believers alike. He argues that God isn't all-powerful. Evil exists because God isn't able to prevent it; he lacks the power to do so.

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:47:44 UTC | #846319