Kaufman's Argument For The Problem Of Evil

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The problem of evil questions how to reconcile the existence of evil with a God whom is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. If this were true, God would know about evil, would be able to do something, and would want to do something. Yet there is still evil today. The logical problem of evil attempts to prove that the existence of any evil contradicts the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent God. If this God exists, then evil does not. However, evil does exist. Therefore, an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God does not exist. The evidential problem of evil states that since evil does exists, evidence alone is incompatible with a perfect God, and thus negates the possibility of God 's existence. There exist…show more content…
In this, souls are eternal and not created or governed by God, therefore evil does not contradict God’s goodness. Kaufman argues solutions for the problem of evil: memory, proportionality, infinite regress, death, and free will. I don’t believe the doctrine of karma is entirely a satisfactory argument. One problem with Kaufman’s argument is that death is not evil, but an important cycle. There is no immortal organism, everything dies, so death is not a punishment or evil. However, I do agree with the basics of the doctrine of karma which states that evil is the result of attachments, therefore, one must give up worldly attachments to achieve enlightenment, since everything in the world is suffering. I believe that giving up worldly attachments allows one to reconcile the presence of…show more content…
The unfriendly atheist displays exclusivism about reason since the atheist states that no one is rationally justified in believing that the theistic God exists, while the friendly atheist displays inclusivism about reason since the atheist accepts that some theists are justified in believing in God, even if that God doesn 't exist. The author is more inclined to the friendly atheist and inclusivism about reason since it has a great appeal to other people because of its sympathetic approach to religion and

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