Theism Vs Theistic God

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Can evil co-exist with a perfect God? This question poses a difficult question for Theism because, when you talk about the definition of a theistic God is that he is all knowing, good and omnipotent. So he knows all, and he generally goes for the greater good for the human race. So, if he was all knowing, good and omnipotent, meaning he can do anything, why does he let suffering happen? It really is in direct contradiction about the definition of a theistic God because then if he is willing to prevent evil and is not able then that makes him powerless,or if he is able but not willing to stop evil that makes him malevolent all which goes against the definition of a theistic God. Because of this definition it is stated sometimes that because …show more content…
The problem with that, is that it dismisses the way the mind and body mix with each other. Emotions such as anger can lead to physical changes in the body, both long term and short. Also how we subconsciously do things everyday like getting up and walking. The act of putting one foot in front of another and reaching out, moving a finger along a keyboard. How could a body exist without a mind to control it and how could a mind exist without a body to control and fill with emotions? Descartes acknowledges that argument and states that less real cannot cause something that is more real, and by something that is less real he’s talking about finite substances and a finite substance can’t make an infinite substance. Descartes, initial question, that is based on the question if knowledge possible, goes on to say that knowledge is built on doubt. The three stages of skepticism that Descartes goes on to acknowledge is things are not always what they seem, he doubts all legitimacy of anything sensory and lastly that a God exists to deceive us. Descartes goes on to say that we do not need to worry that we should not be certain of anything at all because he states “I am, I exist” because the truth to that doesn’t come from sensory information or anything from our physical world. Descartes

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