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Unformatted text preview: Liza Spratlin 9/20/07 Philosophy Mackies Argument Mackies Argument from Evil Against Theism has three pieces. The first piece says God is everywhere and always present, God is perfectly good, and natural and moral evil exists . The second piece is at most two of the above statements can be true, and the third piece is evil is true . Mackie then says the conclusion of the statements is that at least one of the first or second statements is false and God does not exist . Mackie also had a supplementary argument saying God opposes evil, a good being eliminates the evil it can, and there is no limit to what an omnipotent being can do. Mackies giving another view on his first set of arguments by saying that God is against evil and he can get rid of it whenever he wants to. There are two theological arguments against Mackies statements I would like to present. The first theological argument is If there is goodness in the world there has to be evil alongside it; its unthinkable for goodness to exist without evil, just like the idea of...
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