The problem of evil

One of the biggest arguments against the existence of God is the one that if there was really an all-good and all-powerful being we would not expect to see such evil as we do in the world.

Many theists have tried to solve this problem in many ways. I don’t think most of them make sense.

Some attempted solutions put forth include:

  • The freewill defense
  • The theory that God is trying to test us
  • The appeal to the eventual defeat of evil
  • The appeal to God’s mysterious ways (skeptical theism)

I shall explain in some upcoming posts why none of these ideas make sense.

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