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What is the problem of evil according to Hume Does the problem of evil present an insuperable difficulty to belief in God or can it be answeredI think the statements presented in the dialogues to prove or describe the existence of evil does not interfere with the possibility of believing in GodIn my opinion the meaning of evil or its existence is relative and not an absolute The difficulty to belief in God in this dialogue is the lack of a reasonable explanation to understand the miseries of life and the unhappiness of humans including famine illness and death all under the category of evil which is the problem of evil according to Hume In my opinion there are certain elements that need to be considered in defining evil As Philo expresses in one of the dialogues man can create their own imaginary enemies evil being a product of the disorders of our own mind All complaints or suffering comes from a discontent mind and a anxious disposicion Is it possible then that evil is a product of our own creation Or maybe evil is an interpretation of our own reality under a distressed circumstance Are we the creators of evil I believe that our minds based on our experiences emotions and beliefs are responsible for what many call evilAt the same time I believe we all have the seeds of evil and good inside and they manifest according to our morals principles education environment and values Philo goes on in the dialogue saying Man is the greatest enemy of man Oppression injustice contempt contumely violence sedition war calumny treachery fraud All these negative attributes and behaviors are created by man The explanation of God remains a mystery and it might not be denied In the past it was more common to maintain that human life was vanity and misery and to exaggerate all the ills and pains but later
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