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I'd like to post more or less a paraphrased pseudo-lazymans synthesis of Saint John Paul's Letter Salvici Doloris, which got me through a secular university's class on Job swimmingly. First of all, the answer to the problem of evil is tied with the meaning of suffering. If it weren't, it wouldn't matter whether it was evil or not, I think so Salvific ...


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It can never be fully solved because God is in the equation, and that is why it is also referred to as the mystery of evil. This article, Evil | New Advent, states the problem as, To what, then, is the evil of human life, physical and moral, to be attributed as its cause? But when the universe is considered as the work of an all-benevolent and ...


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Yes, it is an open question. Yes, it is a "solved" question. No, it is not an OR question. The question you are asking "Is Theodicy an "open" question or a solved one?" is based on a faulty premise. Namely, "open" does not mean "unanswered" or "unsolved" - it means one that is continually being investigated. Thus, the opposite of an "open" problem isn't ...



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