The Philosophical Basis for Animal Ethics – Post Lecture Dialogues

Author: Dr. Rob Cook

Abstract:

Dialogue 1: “I can well see the attraction of the idea that God created a universe that creates itself. But it would seem to me that what was produced had a serious defect, which could only be rectified by a costly sacrifice – the death of Jesus. So what then of omniscience?…”
On 21 October 2011 14:11, Phil Bourne wrote:
I very much enjoyed your lecture on Wednesday, but I had some uneasiness about some of the points you raised. I can well see the attraction of the idea that God created a universe that creates itself. But it would seem to me that what was produced had a serious defect, which could only be rectified by a costly sacrifice – the death of Jesus. So what then of omniscience? Also I am not entirely convinced that the witness of the Bible support is of such an approach. Somewhere along the way one has to recognise that the fall is the result of human rebellion. If would be difficult to defend the idea that it was man’s fault if it happened a long-time before the appearance of homosapieans. Again we are in danger of blaming God for the problem.

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