Let us now consider the most formidable argument against God’s existence, the atheistic argument from suffering: ‘An omnipotent being would have the power to abolish suffering and a perfectly good being would abolish it; hence, no being is both omnipotent and perfectly good, i.e. a maximally great being does not exist.’ In view of M1, A and O, we have reason to believe that this argument is unsound. However, as we shall see, it is no simple matter to discover just what is wrong with it.
KeywordsFree Choice Natural Evil Perfect Person Transworld Depravity Incompatibility Thesis
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