• Evil,  John Feinberg,  Logical Problem of Evil

    The Logical Problem of Evil

    The challenge for any theistic system, according to the logical problem of moral evil, is how one can account for the apparent contradiction produced by three propositions: God is omnipotent. God is benevolent. There is moral evil in the world. If we accept those propositions then we might be forced to say that if God could remove evil, but does not, then he cannot be good. Alternatively, we might conclude that if God is good, but does not remove evil, then he cannot be omnipotent. A logical contradiction is produced when we compare these two statements: God is either not omnipotent or not omnibenevolent.  God is omnipotent and omnibenevolent  Christian…