Those who complain about the problem of evil now also have the problem of defining the existence of the good without god there is no ultimate standard for the good in contemporary days, this problem has been resolved by simply denying both evil and good. After weeks of exploring the existence of nature of god, today hank explores one of the biggest problems in theism, and possibly the biggest philosophical question humanity faces: why is there evil. He did not attempt to show that evil and suffering do not exist he admitted that god appears to have allowed them to continue god allows evil and suffering to have a place in the world and he allows a mixture of good and evil so that human beings can grow and develop into a free relationship with god. Chapter 3: philosophy of religion proofs for the existence of god the problem of evil there is an argument that is advanced in order to prove that either there is no god at all or that the god of the western religions can not exist.
The problem of evil is one the greatest obstacles to belief in the existence of god sh mohammad elshinawy argues that the existence of evil offers neither a logical nor probable case against god's existence, and that islam offers a comprehensive theodicy: that is, a systematic solution to the problem of evil. The presence of evil in the world is considered by some to be solid evidence against the existence of god i think it proves just the opposite the entire objection hinges on the observation that true evil exists out there as an objective feature of the world. - the argument of evil for the existence of god one of the major arguments proposed against the existence of god in contemporary western philosophy is the problem of evil it is based upon the inability to reconcile the magnitude of evil in the world with the all-loving nature of god. The problem of evil it is impossible to deny the existence of evil in the world as we as human beings experience pain and suffering every day it is generally accepted that there are two different types of evil - natural (based on god) and moral (based on humans.
The problem of evil (or argument from evil) is the problem of reconciling the existence of the evil in the world with the existence of an omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and perfectly good god. Also, that such a god appears not to exist, or actively hides itself, is a source of confusion, conflict, war and stress and is again more likely the antics of an evil god given the state of the natural world, it is impossible that a good god exists. The problem of evil is the notion that, how can an all-good, all-powerful, all-loving god exists when evil seems to exist also the problem of evil also gives way to the notion that if hell exists then god must be evil for sending anyone there. Logical problem of evil the existence of evil and suffering in our world seems to pose a serious challenge to belief in the existence of a perfect godif god were all-knowing, it seems that god would know about all of the horrible things that happen in our world. The problem of evil contests the existence of a god who is both omnipotent and omnibenevolent by arguing that such a god should not permit the existence of evil or suffering the theist responses are called theodicies.
The epistemic question posed by evil is whether the world contains undesirable states of affairs that provide the basis for an argument that makes it unreasonable to believe in the existence of god. The bible leaves some things unanswered when it comes to the problem of evil, but this much it does tell us: god uses evil for his own purposes we see this in the story of joseph and his brothers genesis 37:4 tells us that joseph's brothers hated him. The god and evil problem a strong argument against the existence of a christian god is contained in the theodicy problem the existence of suffering is not compatible with an omniscient, omnipotent, omni benevolent superior being.
The monotheistic faiths must consider the problems of suffering and evil within the context of god's power and mercy in islam, there are two views of suffering, both of which resemble views held. The problem of evil refers to the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient god (see theism)   an argument from evil claims that because evil exists, either god does not exist or does not have all three of those properties. Seems as if it simply defers the problem of evil to the next life, and amplifies it it's difficult to reconcile the existence of a benevolent god with the existence of suffering in this life, how much more difficult are we going to find it reconciling such a god with the unlimited suffering of hell in the next life. In a similar way, while the existence of evil might at first appear to be a strong evidence against the existence of an all-powerful, all-loving divine creator, it may actually be the best possible evidence for the existence of such a being.
221 good cannot exist without evil, since evil is necessary as a counterpart to good 222 evil is necessary as a means to bringing about goodness mackie begins the article by saying that he thinks that all the arguments for god's existence have been shown by philosophers to be faulty but he. The problem of evil, then, must be recast as the problem of unjustified evil it is clear, for the reasons described above, that not all evil is unjustified some evil is brought into the world not by god but by man, and it is better that free agents and some evil exist than that no free agents and no evil exist. So, paradoxically, even though the problem of evil is the greatest objection to the existence of god, at the end of the day god is the only solution to the problem of evil if god does not exist, then we are locked without hope in a world filled with gratuitous and unredeemed suffering. This question, the age-old problem of evil, is probably the greatest argument of all time against the existence of god and the question has both a global and a local presence—it's a logical dilemma puzzled over by philosophers, and an emotional struggle every sufferer will face.
Seven things the bible says about evil of the glory of god in some ways, talking about a problem of evil is a false start that god regards our affliction. If everything is god and god is everything, then you can't have opposites like good and evil therefore evil is an illusion so, when pantheists try to use the problem of evil argument against christians, they are being inconsistent with their world view. The existence of evil is a problem with which every theist in the western religious tradition must come to grips, but it is especially a problem for the christian believer who holds that god is not only good and powerful, but all-good and all-powerful. Fear not, the angelic doctor is not actually arguing for god's non-existence, indeed this is followed shortly by his famous 'five ways' as a rebuttal, but the fact that he states the problem of evil as his first objection to god's existence suggests that he regards it as a potent and important argument.