Moral Evil

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If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world? God is described as an all-good (omnibenevolent), all-knowing (omniscient), and all-powerful (omnipotent), overall superior being. We believe that if God is real and he is what he is portrayed to be, there should be no evil. This presents us with the problem of evil: the difficulty of reconciling the existence of suffering and other evils in the world with the existence of God. (Lawhead 364). There are two different kinds of evil that exist; moral evil, which is caused by distraught and pained humans inflicting pain and torture to others, leaving humans morally responsible, and there is natural evil, in which we have no control over. Things such as the weather, diseases, disabilities, etc. …show more content…
They say that we human beings may become better behaved if we face some troubles and tough decisions every now and again, but Hick assumes that God needed to choose an inadequate amount of evil, or none. Madden and Hare claim that yes, the evil present can cause a greater good, but it can also do the opposite- they say that it can also cause indignation. This can cause someone, or a group of people to lash out and attack the world and become very angry people and cause damage that they may or may not be able to undo. They argue that the benefits of evil would be offset greatly at the effects of the indiscriminate behavior of the angry humans. This is not the point of the greater good, is …show more content…
Without evil, the world would be very tedious- there would be little to no variation in the way humans acted. Although we can think that the idea of kindness and happiness everyday would be ideal nowadays, after a while it would be boring, certain jobs such as police officers, paramedics, and such would go out of business, no evils include the obvious: no crimes, no catastrophes, but it would also mean no one would get hurt, injured, everyone would be born the same. And because to some, evil equals pain, human reproduction would halt and nothing would ever happen. Charles Darwin claimed that because God is known as all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful that evil shouldn’t exist, God didn’t because evil does exist. Is God allowing evil to occur justified? It seems certainly right to say it is because, if you think about it from different perspectives, say, from a parent’s view. You would want the best for your children, but you would also want them to learn from their mistakes. What are mistakes, but evil? Your kid gets into a fist fight in high school and deserves it- gets punched in the face and breaks some bones. This is a version of moral evil, causing pain on oneself and unto others, but what wouldn’t happen if this never occurred? It is good for humans to go through good and bad experiences to say they have lived through it. Also, we found it impossible to be free

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