The Problem of Evil One of the most interesting questions in the world is, “If a God exists, why is there evil in the world?” Most people respond with, “If God created the universe and us, then there should not be evil in the world,” when asked about God or any other powerful being. The problem of evil is also believed to be the cause of Atheism, and I do believe that there is a solution for this. The problem of evil is not a correct argument. The arguments from evil state that if there is a God who is omniscient, omnipotent and perfectly good, then there would be no evil or suffering in the world. Evil does exist, therefore, god does not exist. If God existed, he would not allow evil into the world …show more content…
In my opinion, this is not the solution for the problem of evil. Believing that evil will just go away eventually with no reason how this will happen is a little off to me. The most logical argument and the one that I agree with is the second century theodicy created by Irenaeus, the Bishop of Lyons. This theodicy says that evil is necessary for human morale and is part of Gods purpose (Stofka). A Christian writer, Beth Davies Stofka, stated, “God created humans in a morally and spiritually imperfect state so that they can strive in response to suffering, in order to grow into full fellowship with God.