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 want to stop the evil. So if God really wanted to cease evil, he could since he should have complete power to make the evil vanish. Nevertheless, we know that the problem of evil exists in this…show more content…
This explanation given by theism illustrates that the evil established in this world is something that’s controllable and necessary in order to stop 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-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good God who is cognisant of how much evil is brought in the world by humans 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, like God, then we would be perfectly good beings who would always choose the good decision over the evil one. Some of the evil in this world is said to be caused by humans and the choices they make. In other words, it is implemented that we live in a world where our actions aren’t constrained by any limiting factor, meaning we have the freewill to choose to act on our own moral values and choose
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