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Describe what the followers of Christianity may believe about the power of good and the power of evil.

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Describe what the followers of Christianity may believe about the power of good and the power of evil. The existence of evil is a problem to religious believers because it contradicts the Judaic and Christian concept of God, which states that God is all loving and all-powerful. Evil exists in two ways, MORAL evil which results from the actions of human beings (e.g. Murder and rape) and NATURAL evil which cannot be blamed on humans (e.g. natural disasters such as earthquakes). If God was all loving and all-powerful he/she would not allow either kind of evil to exist; and so therefore he/she cannot be the most powerful being. ...read more.

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For instance Genesis 1-3 when eve had eaten the sacred fruit on "God's" tree (she was tricked I have to say (by evil)). By doing this they were exiled out of Eden. "3:1Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden? 3:2And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat: 3:3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. ...read more.

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This shows us how easily Eve was persuaded to go against God's wishes. This shows us never to test God, because it is like tempting 'fate.' The Atheist response to the existence of evil comes in two forms. The LOGICAL form, which states that evil, is logically incompatible with the idea of God and the EVIDENTIAL form claims that the existence of evil doesn't prove that God isn't real, but makes it more likely. Atheists cannot believe in the reality of God because evil contradicts it, pain and suffering would not exist if there were an all-loving higher power. ...read more.

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