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Argument of the Existence of God Essay

  • Submitted by: izzy0308
  • on May 3, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 542 words

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The Argument from Evil and Suffering:

P1. If an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good God exists, then evil and suffering would not exist. P2. Evil and suffering do exist. C3. Therefore, an all powerful, all knowing, and all good God does not exist.

In P1, it states the existence of a Tri-Omni God, which means God is all-knowing, allpowerful, and all-good. God is Omnipotent being all-powerful, God has the ability to do anything expect violate logic. Therefore no square circles and no married bachelors. God is Omniscient being all-knowing, knowing everything, including the future. An omniscient God knows all about evil, when and in which circumstances it would happen and how to keep it from happening. An omnibenevdent God would want to prevent evil if he could. An omnipotent God would be able to prevent evil if he wanted to. A God both omnipotent and omnibenevolent would both want to and be able to prevent evil. P2 states that evil and suffering do exist, making it apparent that an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good Gods existence would be almost impossible. If a tri-omni god existed, then evil would not be able to exist

The biggest weakness of the argument will be P1 that if an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good God exists, then evil and suffering would not exist. If God is all knowing and all powerful and all good, therefore god would not want us to suffer and not put evil on earth. I believe that evil and suffering does exist because of the simple fact that we wouldn’t know the difference between good and bad, sad and happiness, love and hate. We wouldn’t know to appreciate god and everything he does for us. God being an all tri-omni god would not put anything on earth that he knew we couldn’t handle. There are two varieties of evil, moral and natural evil. Moral evil is the kind evil that consists in or results from an intentional action of a person or people; for example murder, rape, and theft. Natural evil is the kind of evil that...

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