Part 1 of this series looked at the logical problem of evil. That argument is, if God is all-good, then he would want to stop evil. If God is all-powerful, then he could stop evil. Evil exists. Therefore, God doesn’t.
I showed why the logical version has failed, but that still leaves the probability version. It may be logically possible for God and evil to both exist, but since there is so much pointless suffering, it is more likely that God doesn’t exist.
How would you respond? Why does God allow evil? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why doesn’t God limit the pointless suffering we endure?
There are good reasons to believe in a good God in the face of evil and suffering. Hopefully, these videos help you see exactly that.
YouTube – Logical Problem of Evil:
YouTube – Probability Problem of Evil:
Other Resources on the topic:
- If God, Why Evil? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAX_C0AUNPY&t=13s
- Suffering and Evil: The Logical Problem – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k64YJYBUFLM
- Suffering and Evil: The Probability Version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxj8ag8Ntd4&t=365s
- Responding to the Problem of Evil – https://coffeehousequestions.com/2016/03/04/apologetics-resource-responding-to-the-problem-of-evil/
- Other blogs, podcasts, and videos – https://coffeehousequestions.com/?s=evil
- 10 Reasons Why God May Allow Suffering – https://coffeehousequestions.com/2015/11/14/10-reasons-why-god-may-allow-suffering/
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