Category Problem of Evil

God, Pharaoh and the Holocaust – A variant on the Problem of Evil

The problem of evil stands as one of the biggest contemporary challenges against the existence of God. In a recent survey, it was rated as the most convincing and puzzling challenge against God’s existence. The problem of evil springs from the contradiction between an all loving, all powerful God and the existence of evil in […]

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The problem of evil – III. Logical Problem of Evil

The Logical Problem of Evil This is the first post where we actually get into the meat of the problem. In my first post i provided an introduction to the problem of evil and the second talked about the properties of God and what evil is. There is no one “problem of evil”, it is […]

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The problem of Evil – II. Properties of God & Evil

Properties of God ——— In one way or another all the arguments surrounding the existence of God deal with his properties. Many of the arguments against God’s existence rely on particular contradictions. Sometimes, it is the contradictions between the different properties a God has – e.g. how can a God be both all forgiving and […]

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The problem of Evil – I. Introduction / Background

In the series of posts to come i will go through (as promised) the problem of evil. There was a lot about my own personal beliefs, motives and other things in the introduction. I decided to move it all the way to the bottom and save this just for the actual philosophy. If you are […]

Quote – Epicurus on the problem of evil

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Epicurus. I know i haven’t written anything about the problem […]