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An interesting reflection of why God allows evil to exist from Michael at 'Freedom Through Truth'


  1. Anonymous28 May, 2012

    Hi Tim,

    After reading the blog post, I am no closer to understanding the author's rationale for the problem of evil. He writes:

    "So, the question I think is not really How does a Loving God let evil happen, but how could a God who professes abundant love for all of His Creation not let these things happen?"

    That some people can create a positive response from the ashes of personal tragedy is not in dispute. Many people do. To my mind, it is a great testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

    What is unexplained, however, is why God allows the evil to happen in the first place. No matter how you look at it, evil (particularly of the variety that has no human agency) is not consistent with an ominpotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God.

    I am reminded of Epicurus' trilemma:

    1. If God is unable to prevent evil, he is not omnipotent.

    2. If God is not willing to prevent evil, he is not good.

    3. If God is willing and able to prevent evil, then why is there evil?

    Many of have claimed to have answered Epicurus' trilemma - but none convincingly so.


    1. Anne Pilon28 May, 2012

      Martin, the answer is very simple. Just look at you posting on the web page of a Catholic Priest.

    2. Anonymous29 May, 2012

      Hi Anne

      Nope...don't see the answer in my posting or any other postings on this thread. You must have quite the web browser if you can see answers which no one else can see. Must be nice to live in such a simple universe. So simple in fact, that answers appear out of nowhere.



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