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"If God is all-powerful, then he must be able to abolish evil; if God is all-loving, then he must wish to abolish evil; but evil exists, therefore God cannot be both all-powerful and all-loving." (John Hick)

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God and Evil "If God is all-powerful, then he must be able to abolish evil; if God is all-loving, then he must wish to abolish evil; but evil exists, therefore God cannot be both all-powerful and all-loving." (John Hick) The problem of evil is the difficulty of reconciling the existence of suffering and other evils in the world with the existence of God. There are two kinds of evil that philosophers have distinguished between; moral evil which consists of the bad actions and their unfortunate results for which humans or other moral agents are morally responsible. ...read more.

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Doesn't suffering break the soul instead of make the soul? I really do not think that there is a satisfactory conclusion because people are always going to debate the issue of God and evil. "The cause and effect relationship among things-being-moved and things-moving must have a starting point. At one point in time, the relationship was set in motion. Thus, there must be a First Cause which set all other things in motion." The ontological proof of God's existence states that there is a basic understanding of God, the idea of God is the idea of the greatest possible thing, a being is greater if it exists in reality rather ...read more.

Conclusion

The third, cosmological proof of God's existence states that the world contains things that were brought here by some cause; everything that exists is either uncaused or caused, there cannot be an infinite regress of causes, there must be an uncaused first cause, the uncaused first cause is God, therefore, God exists. I think the most convincing is the cosmological argument because if you read the bible then this argument relates to it. The bible says God created the universe and man and all the animals, whereas the cosmological argument states pretty much the same thing. ...read more.

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