Reconciling Evil With God

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Reconciling the existence of Evil, in a world that was created by God The question of how can evil exist if an all powerful, all knowing, and morally perfect being, God, exists. He should know of the evil, and since he’s morally perfect and all powerful be able to stop it. Many moral philosophers have attempted to answer this question throughout our history. Some have used it to prove that God doesn’t exist, others to show the nature of evil. Plato discussed the question of God being good. To say that God is good, a means of comparing God to something external call good must exist. Plato used this argument in Euthyphro1. A morally perfect being always chooses the good action over the evil one. In order to be morally perfect both good and evil must exist outside of God so that he can choose it. The only way for a being to be morally perfect is for an evil to exist that is not chosen. If God destroys all evil, moral perfection becomes impossible because the choice not to do evil will no longer exist. If God is omnipotent, omniscient , and morally perfect he is constrained not to destroy all evil by his own definition of existence. The property or constraint of being morally perfect is as important as omnipotence. God is omnipotent within the constraint of also being morally perfect. It also means that if you use this definition of God, evil not only can exist it must. The philosophers had a lot to say about evil as well. They categorized them as natural evils and man-made ones. Diseases such as cancer, malaria, polio, etc and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, etc are considered natural evils. Rape, Murder, Pillaging etc are man-made evils. Both are considered evil based on the suffering they cause. A natural disaster such as a landslide, tornado, etc. that does not cause suffering is not a natural evil.
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