Problem of evil (logical)

Formal Argument


P1. Evil 1 exists

P2. God is omnipotent - he is capable to eliminate evil

P3. God is omnibenevolent - he does not want evil to exist

P4. God is omniscient - he must know about all evil in the world

P5. God with omnipotence, omnibenevolence and omniscience attributes would prevent evil occurring


C1. God doesn't exist

Problem of evil was popularized by David Hume attributed to Epicurus.

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? 
Then he is not omnipotent. 
Is he able, but not willing? 
Then he is malevolent. 
Is he both able and willing? 
Then from whence comes evil?

  1. "Problem of evil". Religions Wiki. Retrieved on 11/11/2020.
  2. Wikipedia article Problem of evil. Retrieved on 11/9/2020.
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