One of the primary assumptions of a supreme being is that they would embody morally just or ‘good’ qualities. With a morally just God the question then becomes why there is evil in the world. Another important consideration is that if there is a God or creator figure then he must be an extremely powerful entity. With this power then why does the God not eliminate evil in the world? In these regards, the actual structure of the argument is that: 1. If God exists, then God is supreme and moral. 2. If God is supreme, then God has the ability to do away with evil. 3. If God is supreme, then God knows where to locate evil. 4. If God is moral, then God has the desire to do away with all evil. 5. There is evil in the world. 6. If evil exists and God exists then God would have done away with evil. Therefore, God doesn't exist. Objections When considering these points, there are a number of objections that have been raised. When considering these points a number of objections have been raised. One of the major objections surfaces from believers in God who argue from a religious perspective. This perspective is that the existence of evil and God are not contradictory because God intends for individuals to have free will.
The Problem of Evil and the Existence of God The problem of evil and the existence of God concerns the nature of there being a God when there is a great amount of evil in the world. While individuals tend to consider God in the traditional Western Christian sense, the philosophical problem of evil still relate to a wide variety of incarnations of the God concept…
“Before his time, philosophy had been dominated by the method of Scholasticism, which was entirely based on comparing and contrasting the views of recognized authorities” (Vincent 2003). A great deal of Descartes’ thoughts and ideas was based on information learned through the senses yet rejected the notion the senses contributed to proper philosophical analysis.
According to the report education is a basic human right and an important component in the development of individuals, communities, and countries. However, it has experienced major transformations over the years, as human knowledge diversifies and their cultural and social structures become more complex.
598). Atheism is therefore the converse of theism by totally debunking the idea of theistic views concerning the existence of God. Hence, the idea concerning the argument from evil holds the claims that God is omnipotent, God is all good and evil exists cannot all be true at the same time.
Numerous prominent philosophers have argued the absurdity of the coexistence of God and evil. Mackie is one such philosopher and his work "The Logical Problem of Evil" speaks clearly to his supposition of the nonexistence of God, primarily due to the presence of evil in the world (Aquinas 625).
Mackie proceeds to make a sound argument to support his stance, and it is the purpose of this essay to take a close look at his skeptical argument and to arrive at a plausible response for it.
Mackie's argument is important in that it has rocked the foundation of theological doctrine.
The wide varieties of such arguments categorized as the metaphysical, subjective, and logical. Therefore, God existence remains to lively debates amongst the religious, philosophers and most popular culture. A design argument is