Problem of Evil

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The Problem Of Evil There are many events throughout the world that occur, that we cannot explain. The evils that exist are moral and non-moral evils. The moral evils that exist are poverty, oppression, persecution, war and injustice. The non-moral evils that occur frequently but not usually on a daily basis are earthquakes, hurricanes, storms, flood, drought, and blight (philosophy. Lander.edu/intro/hick.stml). These evils happen with thousands of people dying daily for no reason. The problem of evil is a touchstone of any religion. The direct confrontation with evil results in suffering, and thus endless questions about the meaning of life. That is why all religions have to give a proper answer regarding the origin, nature and end…show more content…
The angels that rebelled against God had a choice, under free will, to obey or to disobey God’s word. When Lucifer and the other demons chose under free will to disobey God’s order and were casted from heaven, this established the origin of evil in the universe. “Therefore, evil is not created by God, but is a perversion of his creation, a result of using free will against the very purpose it was created for, against free-willed obedience to God in a communion relation based on love.” (www.comparativreligion.com/evil.html). This allows for people to choose freely and why God allows the moral and non-moral evils to happen. 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 for anyone to believe in the existence of God. (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/evil/). There are people that do not believe in God because they cannot physically see or touch him. Many people want to be able to do this before they can fully and truly believe in his existence. The evils that occur within the world that are seen as pointless evils but in fact they have a purpose to bring about good. A person may not understand the reason for these evils but God has a purpose for these evils. According to Christianity, evil entered our world as a result of Satan’s fall, so it has a personal character.

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