John Hick Argument

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Why the Problem of Evil Suggests There is No God
The typical definition of God is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good being. A perfectly good God is expected to protect His creations from evil and/or stop any form of it from happening, but that is not the case in our world. People are responsible for so much pain and suffering today that the problem of evil as John Hick explained is the most believable explanation as to why I do not think there is a God. Hick states that God is universally described as omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly good. These three facts should make the world seem like paradise, but that is obviously not the case. With murder, hunger, pain, and countless other harmful factors in the only life we know, Hick
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This paper aims to demonstrate the validity of the Problem of Evil by the excessive amount of violence towards people, the unnecessary evil placed on animals, and the reasons why God should intervene when something bad is about to happen.
There are two main arguments that attempt to solve the Problem of Evil. First, there is punishment for humans’ wrongdoings. James Rachels says this idea goes all the way back to the beginning of God’s
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Some people argue that if God saw someone about to make the wrong decision He would intervene to stop harm on someone else. For example, when James Holmes, the movie theater shooter in Colorado, was about to fire his weapons God should have stopped him and therefore would have saved the lives and injuries of the movie-goers that day. One might argue that God had nothing to do with that crime because those involved may have been atheists and therefore not welcomed by God. That does not excuse what happened in the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting when innocent lives were shot while worshipping the God that didn’t stop the
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