A father punishes children who misbehave. Members of ISIS have misbehaved and slaughtered innocent people. So why doesn't God the Father punish ISIS? Please cite Scripture and relevant Catholic ...
I have formulated a theological problem, and I would like to research different answers people have for it. This process would be a lot easier if I had a solid starting point. I am wondering if there ...
Do catholics consider the problem of theodicy (Why God allows evil on this world) an open question, or is it "solved", seeing that so many people have tried to answer it. If it is not solved, what is ...
Are there any expositions of christian philosophical resolutions to the problem of evil that one can more easily follow, in any presentation (video / audio / book /coursera / whatever)? Being a ...
Upon reading this chapter in the Brothers Karamazov I find myself confused as to why The Grand Inquisitor is considered to be such a powerful argument for atheism and against theodicy. What are ...
This is something that always confused me. Take as a simple example, one among many, children in Africa. The ones we've all seen pictures of. The ones that starve to death or are shot before they're ...
I seem to recall hearing or reading that Augustine posited that perhaps evil as such did not exist, i.e., that evil is more a void or absence of existence. I think this line of reasoning is used to ...
Consider the following scriptures: James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let ...
Possible Duplicate: How to answer “Why does evil and suffering exist?” If there is a God who created the world etc, how did he get it so wrong that even he got annoyed with it ...
I believe that evil exists because God gave us free will. Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Because of this The Fall of man happened and drew us away from God. Suffering exists not only because God can ...