Why Does God Need Freedom?

Authors

  • Klayton Silverpen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33043/S.15.1.12-19

Abstract

God is often portrayed as being omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. Many worry that these traits make it so that God cannot possess free will. However, very little is said about why a God without freedom would be an issue. I argue that God does not need the kind of freedom we usually care about. I make a case that free will is important to us because it allows us to assign blame and praise to others. From here, I argue that being able to blame God is unimportant, and that God can still be praised even without free will.

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Published

2022-04-19

How to Cite

Silverpen, K. (2022). Why Does God Need Freedom?. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 15(1), 12–19. https://doi.org/10.33043/S.15.1.12-19

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