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On the morality of the God of Abraham

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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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This may be of interest to our many students who are also interested in Religious Studies. A reader over on Huenemanniac provided this link to a very interesting lecture (by my mentor, Edwin Curley) on whether the Hebrew Bible can possibly be read as portraying a morally admirable divine being. Be sure to also watch Peter van Inwagen’s reply; and Curley’s reply to the reply. Very engaging dialogue.

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