Essay 2 does the existence of evil mean god does not exist

Essay 2 does the existence of evil mean god does not exist...

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Andrew Lazarow PHI 107 Essay 2 Topic 1 Does the existence of evil mean that God does not exist? 1. If god exists then he is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent. 2. If God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent then evil does not exist. 3. Evil does exist 4. So God does not exist. (Englund, Discussion) To find if the existence of evil means that God does not exist we must prove if the above argument is valid and sound. Premise 1 explains that God knows everything that is true, can make anything true, and if he is faced with two alternatives, will always choose the best. Premise 2 goes on to explain that if premise 1 is true then evil cannot exist. Premise 3 remind us that we know evil does exist which would confirm our conclusion that God does not exist. The premises of this argument support the conclusion making it a valid argument. For this argument to prove that God does not exist, the argument must also be proved to be sound (Gallois, Introduction to basic concepts). The first premise must be true by the definition of who God is and what he is capable of doing. For the second premise we have to go over what is really meant by omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent. If God is omniscient
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