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The Paradox Of Perfection

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Using ontology, the conclusion of God’s existence is that God is unique because he is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, which leads to his moral perfection. Some qualities of being morally perfect include being loving, benevolent and just. God has been thought to be the ultimate and sole creator, creating and conceptualising the world and everything in it. There are painfully unfair amounts of suffering in the world. In Australia alone, forty- seven thousand people will die of numerous variations of cancer. Over 40 million people are in poverty. Every 21 seconds, a child dies from thirst. Suffering is everywhere, and millions of innocent people are affected every single day. And that’s just statistics from this year alone. Suffering,…show more content…
The definition supports that perfection is not only, practical (real) but a theoretical concept. Taking a realist view on ontology, we cannot know everything in the cosmos. Anti-realists believe however, our perception of the world is dependent on our own mind and experiences and therefore, it is impossible to know what is real. To Greek philosopher Aristotle, perfect meant complete, and something “incomplete” could not be labelled as such because of the levels of unknown qualities and so the “Paradox of Perfection” problems began. Living in a world where views constantly change and shift, it is impossible to know everything, leaving incompleteness. Psychiatrist Greg Miller believes this is how the concept of ontology was created. People saw God as a saint with perfect morals to be their saviour. According to Miller, our mind subconsciously creates concepts we want to be true, and our perception is not fully trustworthy. Perfection is an undefinable concept, the definition can be applied to any person, object, place, concepts eg, because it is opinionated and easily justifiable. Perfect= personal opinion, not a worldly agreeable concept. A red dress might be perfect to one girl for her event, but to colour blind people red isn’t real, it is an incomplete concept, therefore they cannot judge its levels of perfection. The ontological argument states God is perfect, but how we can really see it as that, if it is such an incomplete
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