Problem of Evil

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Finish the sentence: 'Either God cannot abolish evil, or he will not...'
'if he cannot then he is not all powerful and if he will not, he is not all good'
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What types of evil are there?
Natural e.g. tsunamis & earthquakes, Moral e.g. **** & murder
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What did John Stuart Mill say?
'Nearly all the things that men are hanged for ... are natures everyday performances'
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What did Augustine argue?
He believed that creation and humans were made to be perfect. Humans had free will which they used to turn away from God.
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Is Augustine's theodicy soul-deciding or soul-making?
Soul-deciding - those that choose to turn away from God are condemned to hell.
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The Irenaen theodicy argue?
It argues that humans are developing towards perfection so we can mature
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Who developed Irenaeus's theodicy?
John Hick
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Explain the inconsistent triad
Developed by Hume and Epicurus - if God is all powerful and all loving, he would be able to abolish evil but evil still exists.
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What are 3 problems to Augustine's theodicy?
1) Surely God foresaw evil 2) In a perfect world, we need not sin? 3) Modern science rejects the idea of a fall from grace
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What are 3 problems to Irenaeus' theodicy?
1) Does the end justify the means? 2) Could the greater goods be gained without suffering? 3) Atonement is unnecessary
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