Philosophy essay | Against the Argument from Evil


  1.  Against the Argument from Evil. State and explain the argument from evil that God
    does not exist. Then show that the argument fails, by defending a view on which the
    presence of evil is compatible with the existence of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-
    good deity. Defend your response against likely rebuttals.


The problem of evil (argument from evil) is the difficulty of reconciling the existence of the evil in the universe with the existence of an omniscient, omnipotent and perfectly good God. The argument from evil is the atheistic advancement of the belief that the presence of the much evil in the world cannot be reconciled, thus disproving the existence of such a God. There are many different responses that have been advanced to the argument of evil in theology. The subject of the problem of evil has been discussed in various dimensions. This has made a clear distinction between the logical argument against the existence of God from evil, which tries to prove that evil is logically incompatible with the presence of God, and the inductive argument, which claims that evil provides empirical evidence against the presence of God. In this paper I choose to acknowledge that the logical argument fails and show that the presence of evil is compatible with the existence of an omniscient, omnipotent, and all good deity.