The famous christian writer cs lewis was an atheist for a large portion of his life, and he describes how this very problem of evil actually drove him toward christianity he famously remarked that my argument against god was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. Chapter 3: philosophy of religion proofs for the existence of god the problem of evil there is an argument that is advanced in order to prove that either there is no god at all or that the god of the western religions can not exist. In this essay i am going to look at the logical problem of evil, looking at the arguments put forward by epicurus, hume and aquinas i will also look at the evidential problem of evil, in particular the arguments put forward by william l rowe and paul draper which support the claim that the existence of evil disproves the existence of god. The irenaean theodicy is a christian theodicy (a response to the problem of evil) it defends the probability of an omnipotent and omnibenevolent (all-powerful and perfectly loving) god in the face of evidence of evil in the world. Watch the problem of evil and learn how god's love does not fail in the face of evil, but shines through it and will triumph over it—in the world and in our lives jimmy akin is an.
The problem of evil disproved by the free will defense the problem of evil states that because evil exists the existence of a tri-omni being, which we typically refer to as god, is impossible this argument, if proved to be true, would refute the cosmological argument for god's existence. Does the existence of evil in our world disprove god's existence march 23, 2011 the argument of the problem of evil contends that the existence of an omniscient, omnibenevolent, and omnipotent god is incompatible with the existence of evil in the world, which can be observed in war, genocide, and human suffering. In the problem of evil, jimmy akin tackles this most difficult of apologetics questions he builds a biblical and philosophical case for understanding how god's perfections are not disproved by the existence of evil, but in fact allow for a world in which pain and sin may be mysteriously ordered by providence towards a greater good.
While this may be a very emotional problem that affects everybody in some way, i think there are at least 5 reasons that evil does not disprove god 1 - god may have good reasons for allowing evil we have to remember that this is an argument against the existence of god. Calvinism is one more illustration of the futility of systematic theology god's truths, particularly relating to soteriology, are too lofty to be put into concise formulae the five points of calvinism oversimplify the profound truths of god. 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. Moral evil is the evil produced by the willful acts of human beings (such as murder, rape, etc) true any attempt to make the existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful and all-good or omnibenevolent god consistent with the existence of evil is known as a theodicy. The most popular objection to belief in god is the so-called problem of evil atheists point to the evil and suffering in the world and say it disproves the existence of a loving, all-powerful god.
Does evil disprove god 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. Home opinions religion does the problem of evil disprove god add a new topic does the problem of evil disprove god asked by: ladiesman add a new topic.
The problem of evil, then, must be recast as the problem of unjustified evil it is clear, for the reasons described above, that not all evil is unjustified some evil is brought into the world not by god but by man, and it is better that free agents and some evil exist than that no free agents and no evil exist. The problem of evil (or argument from evil) is the problem of reconciling the existence of the evil in the world with the existence of an omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and perfectly good god. The problem of evil itself is disproved by the free will defense and the compatibility of determinism with the free will defense much to the relief of st thomas aquinas, the existence of evil cannot in and of itself disprove the cosmological argument. On free choice of the will: st augustine's view on evil this paper examines st augustine's view on evil st augustine believed that god made a perfect world, but that god's creatures turned away from god of their own free will and that is how evil originated in the world.
The problem of evil does not disprove a benevolent god the problem of evil  1 if god exists, then god is omnipotent, omniscient, and benevolent 2 if god. The only worldview that gives an emotionally satisfying and philosophically adequate answer to the problem and solution to the origin, explanation, and answer to the problem of evil and suffering. So, paradoxically, even though the problem of evil is the greatest objection to the existence of god, at the end of the day god is the only solution to the problem of evil if god does not exist, then we are locked without hope in a world filled with gratuitous and unredeemed suffering.