The previous post brings up a question which I have thought about a lot: Can God act immorally?
It seems to me that the answer to this question is ‘yes’…and in fact I think we have clear examples of God’s immorality in the Bible (I am thinking in particular about Job). How is this possible?
Here is an argument
1. Causing unnecessary suffering is wrong
2. God causes unnecessary suffering (e.g. Job)
3. Therefore God (sometimes) acts immorally
What is wrong witht his arguement? I have heard some poeple say that it is a mistake to apply morality to God as He is not the right kind of object for moral evaluation, but why? He is rational, and so can see that ceratin actions are contradictory (or can’t be universalized, or whatever) and so should be bound by morality just like all other rational agents.