Maimonides Quote

This [fourth] theory likewise implies contradictions and absurdities. The absurdities are these: The fact that some persons are born with defects, although they have not sinned previously, is ascribed to the wisdom of God, it being better for those persons to be in such a condition than to be in a normal state, though we do not see why it is better; and they do not suffer thereby any punishment at all, but, on the contrary, enjoy God's goodness. In a similar manner the slaughter of the pious is explained as being for them the source of an increase in reward in future life. They go even further in their absurdities.


Ch.17 - Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190) - Part III

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This [fourth] theory likewise implies contradictions and absurdities. The absurdities are these: The fact that some persons are born with defects,...

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This [fourth] theory likewise implies contradictions and absurdities. The absurdities are these: The fact that some persons are born with defects,...

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This [fourth] theory likewise implies contradictions and absurdities. The absurdities are these: The fact that some persons are born with defects,...

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This [fourth] theory likewise implies contradictions and absurdities. The absurdities are these: The fact that some persons are born with defects,...