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Unformatted text preview: everything is good then than evil must exist and if evil exists than God cannot exist. . This argument has several key flaws. As Saint Augustine points out everything is created initially good but can be corrupted by evil that is present in the world. J.L. Mackie offers an answer to the half-hearted solutions put forth by Hume and others. Mackie argues that the existence of evil as a counterpart to good implies that by creating good God accidently created evil. This presents a challenge to not only the omnipotence of God, but also his perfect nature. Mackies answer is that this may in fact not fallow traditional human logic, but since by his omnipotence God also created logic then the human intuition is wrong. Adams supports Mackies view and adds a very profound point. Humans cannot comprehend why God allows evil to exist and take place because it is impossible for us to understand Gods reasons for doing anything....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course RELI 122 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08