Many people will tell you that evil is a necessary part of the world just ask and you can get many people to agree to a claim such as there cannot be good without bad this is a metaphysical idea about the structure of reality part of that idea is that everything in existence must co-exist in a. Although the operation of karma can be seen as a free-will explanation of evil, the problem of evil does not really exist in such belief systems there's no fundamental contradiction between the concept of the divine or universal laws, and the existence of suffering. An evil ahab and jezebel team did not negate the existence of elijah or micaiah in the northern kingdom evil pharisees and sadducees did not rule out the reality of john the immerser. How can we reconcile god's sweeping control over creation with the existence of such horrors as cancer, famine, genocide, sexual abuse, tsunamis, and terrorism voltaire sums up the issue nicely in his poem on the lisbon disaster, written after the devastating lisbon earthquake of 1755: ill could.
He does not provide substantial support for either of his two premises, and he does not show why evil logically contradicts god's existence (for a longer response to steven's claim, i suggest reading alvin plantinga's groundbreaking book, god, freedom, and evil. The problem of evil troubles believers and well it should how to explain the moral evil of human acts and the natural evil of nature how could god be both all-powerful and all-good philosophers of religion offer 'defenses' (no logical contradiction between evil and god's existence) and. Good and bad may exist within humanity -- there may be bad people, including really evil people, as well as good people, and/or, we are all a mixture of good and bad, and/or good and evil.
The epistemic question posed by evil is whether the world contains undesirable states of affairs that provide the basis for an argument that makes it unreasonable to believe in the existence of god. 1 evil-skepticism versus evil-revivalism evil-skeptics believe we should abandon the concept of evil on this view we can more accurately, and less perniciously, understand and describe morally despicable actions, characters, and events using more pedestrian moral concepts such as badness and wrongdoing. It is the product of living within your current condition, which does not represent your existence in your ancient home, the existence from which you have come and to which you will return you have come from a reality where you are known and there are no questions into a reality where you are not known and where there are only questions, and.
Do examples of moral evil demonstrate that god doesn't exist you can also subscribe to the cold-case christianity weekly podcast on itunes , or add the podcast from our rss feed apologetics christian apologetics christian case making evil evil and the existence of god moral evil problem of evil the existence of god theism theodicy 2018-08-23. The existence of evil proves god does not exist there are two major problems with citing religious evil as evidence against the existence of god the first is logical, and the second is factual. Does evil argue against god atheists, skeptics and other critics of christianity often argue against god on the basis of the reality of evil and suffering see, they say, since evil and suffering exist, god must not exist. Existence is good, so evil does not exist except as the lack or deprivation of some good that a being should have we can therefore only recognise evil in the context of a prior understanding of.
The existence of true evil, the kind that transcends each of us as individuals and groups, is dependent on the existence of a true, transcendent standard of good. The logical problem of evil claims that god's omnipotence, omniscience and supreme goodness would completely rule out the possibility of evil and that the existence of evil would do the same for the existence of a supreme being. The fact that there is still evil in the world proves that god doesn't exist, or if he did, that he must be impotent, ignorant, or wicked as keenly-felt as the problem of evil may be, however, it doesn't represent a strong intellectual or logical obstacle to god's existence.
The most weighty of the arguments against god's existence is the problem of evil of all the atheistic arguments, this is the one that has been around for longest, that has had the most words written about it, and that draws the most diverse responses from christians. God himself does not spread evil, the evil is created by humans who by their evil deeds increase the cosmic disorder (druj) and create demons when all humans will become good, the cosmic disorder (druj) and all forms of evil will cease to exist. God may have a greater purpose for allowing evil to exist 7 humans are limited in their capacity to conceptualize god, and thus are incapable of accurately judging the relationship between evil and a divine being. Therefore god does not exist' this argument is similar to that of epicurus and humes, stating that the existence of evil in the world contradicts the idea of an all loving, omniscient, omnipotent god thus again supporting my claim that the existence of god is incompatible with the existence of evil in the world.
Rowe calls this the evidential argument from evil, because, rather than the mere presence of evil making it impossible that god exists (ie, the logical argument from evil), the evidence of large amounts of evil makes it unlikely god exists rowe's version of the problem of evil proceeds as follows. Evil, in a general sense, is the opposite or absence of goodit can be an extremely broad concept, though in everyday usage is often used more narrowly to denote profound wickedness. The problem of evil refers to the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient god (see theism) an argument from evil claims that because evil exists, either god does not exist or does not have all three of those properties.