"Our physical bodies and some features of our minds came to existence through natural laws.
Only our immortal soul was made to be an image of God.
Natural disasters are inevitable consequences of natural laws. And natural laws are necessary in a world that harbors free-willed agents limited in a physical world.
Evil can only be isolated (and even this is only possible by ceasing free-will). That's why Hell must exist. And that's why there's no free-will in Heaven.
Evil is inevitable and necessary in all possible worlds."
If God supposedly can create a dimension of existence (Heaven, the afterlife according to you) to be free from:
1. The evidence would not show beyond all doubt that the diversity of life rested on millions of years of relentless competition, death and destruction. Life would not have been all but wiped out in mass extinctions at least five times in its history.
2. The predominant economy in the natural world would not be parasitic and predatory. The world really would show the loving qualities of its maker without having to ignore the majority of the facts.
7.Natural disasters would not kill millions of earth's inhabitants. The planet would not be designed to destroy life.
- Why couldn't he do similarly for the physical/natural world?
- What's the point of creating a physical/natural world where 1, 2 & 7 exist if there is another dimension in which they do not exist?
- What does God get out of having these two dimensions of existence which have starkly different characteristics?
- If you had the option to create a dimension in which 1, 2 & 7 do not exist versus the option
to create a dimension in which 1, 2 & 7 do exist, which option would you chose and why?