Relevance of Anselm-Findlay Principle of the Evil
Anselm’s discovery that God is inconceivable means that the absolute aspects for non-existence creatures cannot be attributed to certain characteristics. For instance, if there is anything finer to partially ignorant, then God cannot be regarded as ignorant. Again, if there is anything superior to interacting with other beings, Gods cannot be localized being.
Anselm underlines that if God exists, there could be no disconfirming supportive evidence to show his existence. On the contrary, if God does not exist, the confirming evidence to dismiss his existence should not occur. At this point, Anselm develops the principle of evil, a discovery formulae to examine the existence of God.
The problem of evil has long been expressed by believers, theologians, and skeptics. The religion philosophers illustrate the problem of evil in both logical and evidential forms. The logical problem of the evil examines the correlation of the evil (taken as gratuitous sufferings) with the existence of God, who is omnipresent, good, and all knowing. The evidential problem seeks to understand whether the existence of evil renders improbable the very existence nature of God.
However, neither version of the problem was important in the Hartshorne’s thesis. On the other hand, these versions pose a major problem, supporting the idea of divine power that is so consistent to be disputed. Through the metaphysics of shared creativity, Hartshorne indicated that no creature, including human beings, can possess the monopoly of power. He tried to defend his case by sharing different views from the ones created by Einstein, Hughes, and Kant.
In the principle of evil, it is no accident that accidents happen in the daily lives. In the same way, chance and freedom are linear and inseparable. Although God has the power to control all that happen in the universe, there is no guarantee that accidents, wrongdoings and other tragedies are escapable. Anselm’s discovery that God’s existence is empirically nonconventional is logically impossible. If God, as unsurpassable, is inexistent with unclear evident to support this, then the consistency of existence is not compatible with the diety.
Hartshorne disregarded the false hopes surrounding the mysterious operations during reincarnation hence bridging the hope for future existence. The argument here is drawn from Anselm’s perspectives that non-divine individual is not capable of purposeful sustenance. With the very hope for the afterlife, the principle of evil warns human beings from surviving the injustices performed in the mortal state. The risks emerging in the shared creativity are not bound to bend on God imposed will.
The orchestration of the heavens, hells, and purgatories of the religions is significant to enhance placing lesser freedom of shared creativity to perfect harmony and bounding justice. Contrary to the Anselm metaphysical views, Hartshorne design argument indicated that God is capable of insuring order on cosmic events. However, these powers do not instruct individuals on their decision nor the outcome of the decisions made.
Suffering and evil make better sense that God is loving since the injustices that happen to human lives are spread to certain limits. The Evolutionary theory is also crucial in generating a deservingly wider view of the principle of evil. God ensure that entire ecosystem competes for their survival, without depriving any creature of it means of surviving in the competitive and risky environment. This proves that God accounts for order on a cosmic scale.
Finally, the principle of evil indicates that there is an equal possibility of good, similar to the occurrence of evil, injustices and sufferings. If good is to be possible, then, some evil can be escaped to live a free and happy live. However, it is only God’s creativity that would insure a cosmos free of blemish, an ideal that is impossible to human beings.