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  • The Problem With The Problem Of Evil

    The Problem with the Problem of Evil There are several arguments today that reason the impossible existence of God-or a “good” God for that matter. One in particular, “the problem of evil”, greatly supports such claims. It rationalizes that God would never allow evil to flourish based on three specific attributes of Him being omnipotent, omniscient, and just. Essentially, the problem of evil argues that there should be no evil if God is aware of it, has the capability to end it, and the desire to do so. Therefore, He cannot exist. This concept has thrived for hundreds of years, bringing about various arguments. One result from this particular idea, is the confirmation for atheists. The problem of evil serves as a valid, strong…

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  • Problem Of Evil In Philosophy

    Evil exists because we chose it to. We, as free agents can choose between right and wrong. Through this we can justify our actions. What kind of world would we lead if everything was already decided for us and all we would have to do is perform it? God, although knows how we will choose, plays absolutely no role in our process of choosing. When we choose the wrong from right, we are creating evil, but that's our choice. Just like Hick portrayed in his theodicy, when…

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  • A Serious Problem Of Evil

    What is evil? That is a very involved question. Some may say that there is no such thing as evil and that everything that happens, happens for a reason and that we are just too simple minded or close to the situation to see what the purpose of it is. But for most evil is something “bad” it’s the opposite of good, it’s something we don’t like and try our hardest to not indulge in. To me there are two main types of evil. There’s natural evil like hurricanes, tornados, natural acts of the wild such…

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  • Problem Of Evil Argument Analysis

    The meaning of the word evil takes on many different forms, the most common is the concept of being morally wrong -negative behaviors-, bringing harm unto others and marked by bad events-such as a natural disaster- (Simple). The Problem of Evil consists of the idea that if there is a theistic God, then evil would not exist in the world. This is due to the fact that God is thought to be Omnipotent(all-powerful), Omniscient(all-knowing), and Omnibenevolent(all-good), which would mean that God…

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  • The Problem Of Evil Argument Analysis

    The Problem of Evil argument focuses on the fact the existence of evil in the universe contradicts with God’s existence. I challenge the soundness of the argument, especially two particular premises which deal with omnipotence and omnibenevolence. The argument is largely considered a valid or logical argument. To examine the validity of the argument, it is necessary, first, to define the term “God” in the argument. “God” is defined here as omnipotent and omnibenevolent. This is the definition of…

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  • A Problem Of Evil

    Many people wonder why it is that even with a god that evil still exists. No one can truly answer this, but there is a moral lesson to be learned from having such evils in this world. H. J McCloskey states, “Surely a good, omnipotent being would have made a world that is free of evil of any kind. Either God cannot abolish evil or he will not; if he cannot, then he is not all-powerful; if he will not, he is not all good.” (H. J McCloskey) Despite the constant bad things, we continue to have faith…

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  • Problem Of Evil Argument

    The Problem with the Problem of Evil I am arguing that the Logical Problem of Evil (LPE) is not a successful argument to reject the existence of god. This is because the LPE has an inaccurate explanation for the definition of good. I will show that with the correct definition of “good,” an all good and all powerful god can logically exist simultaneously with evil. I will further show that, even if we accept this inaccurate definition of good, this argument will still not constitute the immediate…

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  • Theodicy: The Problem Of Evil

    Looking at many examples throughout modern and ancient history we have too many examples of evil committed by both humans and natural evils. Why would our benevolent God let these terrible acts occur to those both innocent and sinners alike? Why would there be so much disease, so much violence, so much corruption and sexual perversion. In one way or another God has either created these things or simply let them occur for one reason or another. Not only do we have many occurrences of evil in the…

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  • St. Augustine's Problem Of Evil

    The purpose of this essay is to explain how St. Augustine ultimately solves the ‘problem of evil’ in a way that is compatible with his Christian faith by making reference to the aspects of nature of evil itself, and why we as humans sin. Augustine writes to gain better understanding of his faith. In explaining the problems of evil, Augustine provides reasonable thoughts and views about the discussion and has been solved by clearly defining that we need the guidance of God. At a stage in…

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  • Mackie's Objection To The Problem Of Evil

    objection to the problem of evil—that which states that good cannot exist without evil. I will introduce and lay-out the problem of evil, discuss two variations of this objection that Mackie puts forth, and offer a third variation to test the stregnth of the problem of evil against this particular objection. The problem of evil aims to expose the apparent inconsistencies of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic formulation of God. That is, a God that is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. If the…

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