The Existence Of God : Evil

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The Existence of God
Throughout the years as the human species keeps learning about the world we live in, we are finding out that we are surrounded everywhere by evil. This seems to conflict with the belief of theism, one who believes in a God or Gods, especially a personal God who’s in control of the world. If there was an all-omnipotent, all-omniscient, and all-benevolent God, then he should have consummate knowledge that there’s evil in the world. Given that, if he knows there’s corruption in the world then he should have pure benevolence to stop the evil. So if God wanted to cease evil, he could since he should have complete power to cause the evil vanish. Nevertheless, we
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The reason for believing that necessary evil justifies the existence of an all-omnipotent, all-omniscient, and all-benevolent God is because theism conceptualizes that, “the evil in the world is necessary to prevent a greater evil or to bring about something good, then it is justified”(taken from Doing Philosophy, Lewis Vaughn). This explanation given by theism illustrates that the evil established in this world is something that’s controllable and necessary in order to terminate the formation of an uncontrollable and unnecessary evil. An example of an uncontrollable and unnecessary evil is an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-evil being known as Satan. To give an illustration, we are told that, “Some try to justify evil by blaming it on Satan. God doesn’t create evil; Satan does”(taken from Doing Philosophy, Lewis Vaughn). Overall, this argument helps solidify the theistic beliefs that there’s an all-omnipotent, all-omniscient, and all-benevolent God who is cognisant of how much evil is brought in the world by humans and nonhuman factors and how much is able to be controlled and kept in equilibrium with the good. If we were to be controlled by a force beyond our control, alike God, then we would be perfectly good beings who would always choose the good decision over the evil one. Several of the evil in this world are mentioned to be caused by humans and the choices they execute. In other words, it is implemented that we live in a world where our actions aren’t
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