Answering Jainism

Jains reject the idea of an eternal God, but accept the idea of an eternal universe. Objections to a Creator God were written by 8th century Acharya Jinasena. I will respond to the key points of his argument, which will help us get to a better understanding of the philosophy behind an eternal God and…

The Philosophy of God’s Purpose

Jinasenna: If he is perfect, he does not strive for the three aims of man, so what advantage would he gain by creating the universe? Response: The three aims of man according Jain philosophy are ahimsa (non-violence), anekantavada (non-absolutism), and aparigraha (non-attachment). As mentioned in the previous section, why would a Creator God seek to…