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Explain the logical and evidential problem of evil

15 marks....i need help please
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The Logical problem of evil is the claim that evil and the God of classical theism (as defined as omnibenevolent, omnipotent and omniscient) cannot exist together. In other words, there is no possible world in which both evil and the God of classical theism exist. Their co-existence is impossible. Mackie argued for this.



The Evidential problem of evil is the claim that an imperfect world, due to the existence of evil, is better evidence for an imperfect or non-existent God than a perfect one. It is possible that evil and a perfect God exist together however it is more likely that they don’t and therefore we have most reason to believe that they don’t and that therefore the God of classical theism does not exist. Hume argued for this.
Original post by Joe312
The Logical problem of evil is the claim that evil and the God of classical theism (as defined as omnibenevolent, omnipotent and omniscient) cannot exist together. In other words, there is no possible world in which both evil and the God of classical theism exist. Their co-existence is impossible. Mackie argued for this.



The Evidential problem of evil is the claim that an imperfect world, due to the existence of evil, is better evidence for an imperfect or non-existent God than a perfect one. It is possible that evil and a perfect God exist together however it is more likely that they don’t and therefore we have most reason to believe that they don’t and that therefore the God of classical theism does not exist. Hume argued for this.

Thanks....what did you get in a level RS??
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Original post by A level RPP
Thanks....what did you get in a level RS??


Never did RS A level. Got a masters degree in Philosophy if that counts tho.
Original post by Joe312
Never did RS A level. Got a masters degree in Philosophy if that counts tho.

Oooh.. what a levels did u take??? What uni did you go to???
being mean makes me feel bad
What do u mean???
Guys Run away fro ethics and philosophy..Dont choose it for a levels

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