Problem of Evil

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What is the problem of evil?
A philosophical argument against the existence of God
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What do philosophers often consider that we have? What does this mean?
A god of classical theism. This is a God who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent
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What question however does having a God of classical theism raise?
Why would he create humans if he knew that they would create sin?
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Who introduced one of the earliest statements to the problem?
Greek Philosopher, Epicurus
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What does the Epicurean Paradox state?
"Is God willing but not able? He is not omnipotent. Is he able but not willing? He is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence come of evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
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What did St. Augustine of Hippo's theodicy argue?
The existence of evil and suffering is compatible with a classical theist God
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What did Augustine use as his starting point?
The bible and the Genesis quote: "God saw all that he had made and it was very good."
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What had God given angels and humans? What did Augustine demonstrate using the fall of man?
Free will. Evil entered the world when this free will was abused
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What wasn't there in the world until Adam & Eve fell from God's grace in the Garden of Eden?
Natural or Moral Evil
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