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C. Ehrlich | Wed, 05/04/2011 - 16:14 | Permalink

So, when God elects, he elects a class of people for specific responsibilities and priveleges.  Also, it is somewhat arbitrary which particular class of people he chooses, and which individuals happen to constitute that class (these determinations, at least, aren’t based upon merit).  So why can’t individuals (whether inside or outside of the chosen class) legitimately make a claim of unfairness?  

Is it because an individual’s exclusion from the chosen class implies no real comparative disadvantage, all things considered?  Or, if exclusion from the chosen class does imply an all-things-considered disadvantage, is the idea that these disadvantages are fully deserved by everyone to begin with?  Both options raise further questions.

 

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