A level RS revision Problem of Evil



defining evil - Hick says it is 'physical pain, moral wickedness and mental suffering'

There are two types of evil:

Moral evil: caused by humans e.g. genocide

Natural evil: things casued by nature e.g. tsunamis

Logical problem of evil (POE)

The inconsistent triad - developed by Mackie and argues that God can't be omnipotent, omnibonevolent or evil cant exist

And we know evil exists so god must not be all we thought He was

This is an a priori argument - through reason we learn this


Plantinga and free will defence - we were made significantly free beings as this was the kindest thing for God to do so its our fault whether we commit evil or not

Therefore we move


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