Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat evil is the result of what happens when man does not have god’s love present in his heart. Although the presence of suffering is by far the most common argument against the existence of god, in reality god’s existence is by far the most reasonable, and most comforting, answer to the reality of suffering. Yet, one thing is certain: the existence of evil does not eliminate god rather, it cries out for him in his book “mere christianity,” former atheist cs lewis noted, “my argument against god was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. The naturalist/atheist is also being inconsistent when he uses the problem of evil as an argument against the existence of god but few, if any, recognize that they are disqualified from asking the question. Many people will tell you that evil is a necessary part of the world just ask and you can get many people to agree to a claim such as there cannot be good without bad this is a metaphysical idea about the structure of reality part of that idea is that everything in existence must co-exist in a.
After clicking 'register', you will receive an email with a link to verify your account and to complete your registration the completed registration allows us to send order and donation receipts to the email address you provided. The existence of evil suffering does not constitute a deductively certain disproof of god’s existence, because there is no premise that is necessarily true that produces a contradiction between the existence of god and existence of evil furthermore, god and evil are shown to be completely consistent, because it is at least possible that god. Probably one of the greatest challenges faced by christianity and christians is the reality of evil and suffering at times even great thinkers are baffled by the seeming contradiction between the existence of a loving god and the fact of evil.
Descriptionj warner wallace, author of god’s crime scene, discusses the nature of the universe and the evidence for god’s existence does the existence of evil and injustice in the universe. Synopsis perhaps the thorniest issue in christian apologetics is commonly known as the problem of evil how can the existence of a good, all-powerful, and all-knowing creator be squared with the world in which we find ourselves, riddled as it is with evil and human suffering. The problem of evil troubles believers and well it should how to explain the moral evil of human acts and the natural evil of nature how could god be both all-powerful and all-good philosophers of religion offer 'defenses' (no logical contradiction between evil and god's existence) and 'theodicies' (complete systems explaining why god allows evil.
Atheists often claim that the presence of evil is an argument against the existence of god the christian god is supposed to be both loving and all-powerful despite these characteristics, god seems to be unable or unwilling to prevent the vast amount of evil and suffering in the world. The logical problem of evil claims that god's omnipotence, omniscience and supreme goodness would completely rule out the possibility of evil and that the existence of evil would do the same for the existence of a supreme being. Does not claim that god's existence is incompletely with the existence of evil but the existence of evil makes god's existence unlikely mackie argument premise 1.
The problem of evil refers to the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient god (see theism) an argument from evil claims that because evil exists, either god does not exist or does not have all three of those properties attempts to show the contrary have traditionally been discussed under the heading of theodicy. Witnessing the reality of the human condition leads many to ask whether god is truly omnipotent, omniscient, or loving, or to conclude that maybe god simply does not exist at all. The problem of evil is usually seen as the problem of how the existence of god can be reconciled with the existence of evil in the world the problem simply stems from basic beliefs or assumptions pertaining to the attributes of god: god is perfectly good, omniscient, and omnipotent.
My opponent will argue that evil proves god does not exist i will be arguing that the existence of evil does not prove gods non existence definition of god - its existence is uncaused, morally good, all powerful, all knowing, personal, the prime/first mover. Second, god may be letting evil run its course in order to prove that evil is malignant and that suffering, which is the unfortunate product of evil, is further proof that anything contrary to god’s will is bad, harmful, painful, and leads to death (gen 2:17 rom 6:23. The existence of true evil, the kind that transcends each of us as individuals and groups, is dependent on the existence of a true, transcendent standard of good.
The problem of evil and the free will defence the argument god is traditionally understood to be perfectly good, omnipotent and omniscient the existence of evil causes problems for this definition if god is good, then he has the desire to eliminate evil if god is omnipotent, then god is able to eliminate evil if god. Pyrrhonism holds that good and evil do not exist by nature, meaning that good and evil do not exist within the things themselves all judgments of good and evil are relative to the one doing the judging.
The existence of suffering does not at all mean that god cannot stop all of it it means that he simply has chosen not to do so how much evil should be stopped. The very existence of natural evils seems to indicate that god as all-powerful and all-good does not exist in a traditional form, the atheological argument posed by the problem of natural evil was presented by thomas aquinas in the form of an objection to his proofs for the existence of god in the summa theologiae. Mystical explanations for the existence of evil according to the kabbalists, evil is a bi-product of the relationship between humans and the sefirot, god's manifested attributes. Now, only backward tribes and a few religious extremists believe in the existence of evil (or good) spirits and a good job too - think about the witches and the crusades 2.