Morally sufficient reasons that aren’t logically necessary

I think there is a larger problem for a theist when we think about morally sufficient reasons for God allowing evil/ suffering insofar as if we add the clause “logically necessary”. Maybe I can illustrate my point by an example.

Suppose I say that for all we know the reason why God allowed Jones to cut his hand this morning was in order for Jones to understand that life is short. But isn’t this not logically necessary? God could easily use another means of getting Jones to understand that life is short. God could do this by getting a stranger to say this or Jones’ friend to say this.

Hence, I think the same problem could apply to some various theodicies/defenses.

 

#morally sufficient reason #logically necessary #evidential argument from suffering/evil #problems/objections/replies to the claim of God having a morally sufficient reason for allowing suffering #pointless suffering #suffering/evil that isn’t logically necessary

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