argument is that God being all powerful knowing and good that he should have

Argument is that god being all powerful knowing and

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argument is that God, being all-powerful, knowing, and good, that he should have the power to stop the suffering/evil with no regards. The problem with that statement, is God also gives us
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Holland 1 morally free decisions and complete freewill. A world without suffering basically allows no consequences for the humans who choose to make poorly justified decisions and commit crimes. Since God gives us free will and the ability to make choices for ourselves, then an all- powerful, knowing, and good God must provide necessary consequences and suffering to those who deserve such awful things. All things considered, a world with endless amounts of freedom vastly outweighs a world in which we cannot make decisions for our self. Singer fails to provide any alternatives to a completely free world where we make our own decisions, while also getting rid of all the consequences and evil spread upon us that rewards us these very rights. With that being said, in theory God would have to essentially fill an entire world of puppets (in this case, human beings.) that follow his every command, belief, and decision. In this specific incident, yes, our all-powerful God would be able to eliminate evil and suffering in the world but in turn would have to completely strip us of our right to freewill and the ability to make decisions based on our own moral justifications.
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  • Fall '15
  • JaredKinggard
  • Problem of evil

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