Atheistic Argument From Evil

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In this paper I will consider the atheistic point of view on the argument from evil, while addressing free will. This is one of the main arguments against the existence of an all-good and all-knowing God, which was discussed in class.
Atheistic Argument From Evil
If God exists, then He is omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly good.
If God were omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly good, then the world would not contain evil.
The world contains evil.
Therefore, God does not exist. Beginning with Premise one, it states that if God exists, then He is omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly good. This meaning that God knows everything, He is all-powerful, and great. I believe that premise one is true. God is great and perfectly good. However, Atheists
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Atheists believe that God has the power to eliminate all evil if he really is omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly good. Trying to answer that question may be similar to walking in shoes that are too big. We have no guarantee that God understands things as the way that society sees them. In reality, we are speaking of a God powerful enough to create the entire universe. Why would we expect his thoughts to be like ours? The Bible even says that God’s ways are not like ours. “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Of course an atheist would not believe this because it is not logically proven. Perhaps evil is a learning process that God is wanting the world to cope through. The Bible says God is “refining” and “shaping” his creation. Hard times often help people grow and mature. Evil strengthens society, making people humble, and showing perseverance. Tragedy can grow our faith that leads people to look beyond their narrow views to a more caring, universal point of view. Hurricane Harvey would be an example of premise three. A hurricane is seen as some sort of evil. Why did God allow a hurricane to kill so many people and destroy homes? Look how our country came together as one …show more content…
A theodicy is an argument that attempts to make evil compatible with God. Conceivably the most famous theodicy is the free will defence. It argues that evil is the product of our free will. God gave us free will, something that is very beneficial. It is better to have a universe that is free, than without. However, being morally imperfect does not use free will for good, but sometimes brings about evil. Yet God cannot make people with free will act appropriately. Given how great free will is, it can bring about evil too. For example, a person is made good until they murder an innocent person. That is morally wrong and that person used their free will to inflict evil. We can object that the argument only deals with moral evil, evil that people bring about, through choice. It does not account for natural

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