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The definition of evil as found in Websters dictionary is What is morally wrong what hinders the realization of good If that is evil then what is good Its what is morally excellent virtuous well behaved dutiful Philosophers have argued over what evil is and why it exists for thousands of years They have raised questions like How can there be a God if there is evil These questions were raised due to Gods nature he is said to be all-powerful all- knowing and all good If this is the case why does he not stop evil In addition since people are supposed to be created in Gods image why are they capable of evil If one believes that God exists there can only be one answer evil exists because God allows it and moral evil exists because God has given us freedom of choice Three premises are used to describe the nature of God omniscience omnipotence and omnibenevolence The problem of omniscience is this How can god create an entity with the ability to make its own decisions to make a choice and still know what will the outcome will be If God knows the outcome off the decision how can the entity truly have free will Omniscience is defined as one who knows all propositions To completely discuss the problem of omniscience it is imperative that the free-will defense is understood Evil has been looked at in many different ways throughout the years Philosophers like Socrates and Plato believed evil was a matter of ignorance Ancient Persians saw good and evil as two principles engaged in a perpetual struggle Colliers Encyclopedia In reality evil is merely the absence of good The essence of all reality is good evil is merely the faulty reflection of reality found in a world of particulars Funk Wagnalls There can be many different types of evil Two of such
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