The Problem of Evil
, Term Paper
...Evil God exists. But why does an omnipotent, an omniscient, and a supposedly omnibenevolent God allow evil? Does not the presence of evil actually contradict God’s nature? Or, can we maintain the view that God’s existence remains logically consistent despite the problem of evil? Surely the presence of evil in the forms of suffering, pain, and, of course, death, poses a great deal of criticism against the belief in the existence of God. This is the crux of theodicy. God is the inclusive symbol of man’s transcendental drive. The traditional arguments for God’s existence are expressions of man’s highest values. The “all-good,” the “all-powerful,” etc., are claims to justifying... the creator who...