So I’m currently doing the Core Module and we’re in the 7th week, and in one of the bonus Q&A videos, Ravi was asked why God doesn’t stop people from doing bad things. His answer included the fact that love, being the supreme ethic, has freedom of the will intrinsically woven into it, and that God cannot violate a person’s free will by stopping every evil act being committed.
My question is this: What if God is not as we believe him to be, but is instead inherently evil in his very nature, and has created this “illusion” of free will. This is just a question that came to me and I believe Rene Descartes had a similar thought (though I’m unsure how he resolved it).
So if God is evil in nature and has created the illusion of free will, we could very well be in a matrix type situation where nothing we perceive is real.
Obviously, I do not believe this. As I said it’s just a question that came to me. I would like to know how do I go about disproving this argument or how would you do it from a philosophical perspective. Thanks.