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Why does God allow Evil if he is omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly benevolent?

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Why does God allow Evil if he is omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly benevolent? By Edward Smirnov If God really is omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly benevolent, why does evil exist and why do we suffer? Well I will discuss and argue different opinions and express my opinions and thoughts on this matter. When this question is put forward to religious people, they in their turn bring up the whole idea about "Free Will". It is said that god gave us free will because he is so loving. That seems to suggest that because he did so, we make ourselves suffer because we have a "Free Will" and god has nothing to do with it, but he does in my eyes because he is omnipotent and is said to be totally good and benevolent. Is it not in his power and will then To do something, especially from the Jewish and Christian aspect because they say miracles have been preformed by god before so why can he not perform them now? Here I could say that, well he is performing miracles all the time without us even realising it for people survive in hospitals from terrible diseases when the diagnose reads they would not have, but do those "miracles" make a balance of good and evil and are they enough? ...read more.

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You could then say he knew that all along but in a long shot he knows every thing will become alright, but during that period of time people still suffer and that makes him not perfectly benevolent. If you say he is perfectly benevolent then he cannot be omniscient because he would know that by giving us "Free Will" he would bring suffering. If he then is omnipotent why does he not perform the unexplained miracles as he did very often before? I here say that god cannot be omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly benevolent at the same time for otherwise there would not be any evil and the fact is, there is. Another way of thinking of it is that there is a Devil on the opposite side of God where God stands for all love, power and knowledge and where Devil represents the evil in our world. The Devil is the one who tempts us in doing evil upon ourselves and others and if we do not believe in god and the bible we are easily tempted in doing evil. This makes sense to the extend where it is said that god is omnipotent. ...read more.

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They then seek to gain that energy from other people in order for them to feel better by proving others wrong, winning a argument, gaining their attention or by force and then these people whose energy has been taken feel down, clouded minded, nervous, scared etc. To make all of that easier to understand my more basic explanation is that in some people there is a god in some there is a devil (and in some there are just worms =;-) and there fore people do bring each other happiness but yet suffering, it is natural and goes together just like there is no white without black. Suffering and evil is something in our human nature and it often leads to good for a person who has had suffering often rises out of the ashes and prevents further suffering ex some people why have in their childhood felt not equal start equality campaigns when they grow up. God as the omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly benevolent has nothing to do with it for in my opinion the whole thing is just a dogma which has been going on for 2000 years (in Christian religion) and from my opinion, sometimes what is most difficult to explain sometimes carries the most easiest and basic explanation, such as what I have just written in my conclusion. ...read more.

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