The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil - J.L. Mackie 1. God is omnipotent 2....

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The Problem of Evil Fyodor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamozov (1879-80) The slaughter of innocent children Solving all the world problems by the torture of one innocent baby and design the torture. Would you do it? “Evil?”--What exactly is evil? Who can define evil? “Suffering?” Can the existence of so much pain and suffering in the world be reconciled with an all powerful all loving God? Does God not feel guilty? Doesn’t the existence of so much pain and suffering actually count as proof against the existence of God? Religion came about to explain all the pain and suffering
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Unformatted text preview: J.L. Mackie 1. God is omnipotent 2. God is wholly good 3. God exists Two but not three of these can be valid at one time You have to qualify with human terms and thought the third (water it down) Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E.) Is God able but not willing to stop evil or willing but not able? OR can God do both then where do evil come form? Moral Evil Evil humans are responsible for War etc. Natural Evil Natural disasters flood, hurricanes, death, etc....
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