Philosophy Paper 2

Philosophy Paper 2 - Laura Houd Mack Eason Knowing the...

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Laura Houd Mack Eason Knowing the truth about God is impossible, but many philosophers have come up with arguments to guess if he exists. One argument, The Problem of Evil, tries to prove that God does not exist because no all-good, all-knowing and all-powerful being would allow evil in the world. In this paper, I will attack Tooley’s argument with the assumption that evil is necessary in the world, and an omniscient, all-benevolent, and omnipotent God can exist. In Tooley’s argument he states that if God were omniscient, he would be aware that there is evil in the world. If God were all-benevolent, he would not want evil in the world. If God were omnipotent, he would have the power to destroy all evil in the world. For example, if someone were about to commit a murder, God would know about it before hand and have the power and desire to stop it. Therefore, since evil exists in the world, there can be no such God who is omniscient, all-benevolent, and omnipotent. Free will is a gift given to us by God. By definition, free will gives us the
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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