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1. Consider the following questions:
In the dialogue (“Euthyphro”) we are reading this week, Euthyphro, in an effort to justify his actions with respect to his father, whom he is taking to court for “impiety,” tells many stories about the gods and what they do. These stories include instances of gods killing their fathers, and Socrates tells Euthyphro that he finds such stories difficult to believe. That’s because they are inconsistent with the idea of a truly perfect god. The stories cannot be true, since it is not legitimate for gods to behave in this manner, imperfectly.
What I’d like us to take up in this discussion is the question, What have you heard people say about God that you find hard to accept because it is inconsistent with the idea of a perfect, loving god? Identify at least one of these descriiptions/assertions. (These assertions may be religious doctrine, e.g., eternal hell for those worthy of it, or simply things you’ve heard people say about god and that may be part of the common conception of god.)
Then give a reason why you find that assertion difficult to accept. (The main reason, and the foundational one in the argument one would write against the selected assertion being true is that is contradicts the perfection of god.)
Please include details from the texts/video and to provide justification for your own position with respect to the issues.