Jump to content


Turning the Problem of Evil On Its Head

Posted by markdohle , 06 June 2013 · 372 views

Turning the Problem of Evil On Its Head

Many atheists are fond of using the argument from evil to debunk the notion of God. It goes something like this:
  • If God is all-powerful (omnipotent), He could stop evil.
  • If God is all-loving (omnibenevolent), He would stop evil if He could.
  • Therefore, if an omnipotent, omnibenevolent God existed, evil would not.
  • Evil exists; therefore, an omnipotent, omnibenevolent God does not.
Another variation of the argument was put forward by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, centuries before the time of Christ:

Against Catholics, this argument is stronger rhetorically than logically. But against atheists, it's ironically quite devastating. Let me explain what I mean.
I. The Problem of Evil for Catholics

Continue:  http://www.strangeno...g-problem-evil/

4 user(s) viewing

0 members, 4 guests, 0 anonymous users


Latest Visitors

  • Photo
    South Alabam
    Today, 02:44 AM
  • Photo
    02 May 2016 - 21:29
  • Photo
    02 May 2016 - 11:45
  • Photo
    01 May 2016 - 19:39
  • Photo
    Helen of Annoy
    30 Apr 2016 - 19:16