Problem Of Evil

Problem Of Evil - with a god without invention. The...

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The Problem Of Evil uses “facts of reality” to prove that the presence of an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent can not exist because evil exists in the world that we live in, and if this type of being would exist, it would not want evil in the world and would eliminate it all together. The theory is that a God would rid the world of all evil and would only produce a world with good in it. This argument succeeds in showing that God does not exist. The argument is combated with claims that God plans everything to happen that that evil things turn into good things in the long run. What about the death of a young child in a car accident? What good came from the death of a young child. Some argue that God made the world and gave people free will and now just presides over the world. But as said in the handout, a universe without a god would be no different than a universe
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Unformatted text preview: with a god without invention. The argument of Free Will goes further, but if God could create human beings who would only do good deeds, why would he consciously add pain and suffering into the lives of his creations. This proves that God must not be omnibenevolent, an omnibenevolent being would not intentionally cause pain and suffering. This proves that God is not omnipotent if he is unable to create human beings who only do good deeds, if he could, why wouldnt he? The Free Will theodicy is disproven. Obviously the Problem of Evil requires deep thought on the issue by religious and non-religious ideals. People who have believed in God for many years might second guess themselves after reading this argument because of its attention to detail and its challenge of religious belief in God. Justin Foster...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Udell during the Spring '08 term at West Chester.

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