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The Problem of Evil

Natural Evil Suffering by natural disasters
Moral Evil Suffering cause by human actions

The Judeo-Xian God would try and eliminate evil as far as possible (assumption)
God is incapable of preventing evil ( not omnipotent) or unwilling to prevent it ( not benevolent).

Logical Problem of…

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o If he is omnipotent, he can do anything logically possible
o Can have created world free from evil
o Also, if he allowed it, he can stop it
o God is omniicient knows evil exists
No all-loving creator would allow his creation to suffer ad to no avail


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o If the girl's death was needed to bring about the greater good ­ she did not have be raped and beaten first
A fawn trapped and horribly burned after a forest fire who dies later after days of agony
o The same result would have happened if the fawn…

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Everyone is guilty because we were "seminally present in loins of Adam"
Natural evil came about because of the imbalance of natural order after the fall
Moral evil is a result of choice of humans (Free Will)
As evil came about due to free will, God is right not to…

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This has ties to the FREE WILL DEFENCE

Free Will Defence (FWD)
Based on Agustines idea that evil comes from Human free will
Free will is part of being Human otherwise we would be robots
Genuine free will requires genuine possibiltly of evil
As evil that is happened is part…

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Humans were created in "the image of God" and were able to achieve perfection in the future to become "the likeness of God"
If this "likeness" is to be achieved, Hick admits that God is partly responsible for evil, but that he has enough reason for it.
EG if God…

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Griffin argues that the universe is eternal and so has beginning
"When God began to create the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form and void"
Process Theologians such as Griffin have two types of good and evil. Good is harmony and intensity and evil is discord and…




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