Problem of evil (logical)


Formal Argument

Premises

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

Conclusions

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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