The logical problem of evil - Mackie

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  • The logical problem of evil - Mackie
    • "A wholly god being eliminates evil as far as it can" - Mackie
    • The inconsistent triad
      • Evil exists
        • God is omnipotent
          • God is omnibenevolent
            • Evil exists
              • God is omnipotent
                • God is omnibenevolent
        • If two of the triad are true, the other must be false. They are a contradiction.
        • Three cannot consistently exist together.
      • Evil makes the existence of God impossible.
        • God is Omni- benevolent
          • He should want to stop the horrors, suffering and pointless torment in his world.
          • 'All loving'
        • God is omniscient
          • He knows how to stop the evil.
          • 'All knowing'
        • God is omnipotent
          • He can do anything logically possible and has the power to stop the evil.
          • 'Having unlimited power'

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