Possibly the most challenging topic concerning the relationship between ethics and belief in God is the question of bad. If God is all-powerful and absolutely well, why does he provide terrible evils? Why is any bad at all let in by God? The problem of evil presents a question not only for the person trying to give an answer to the problem but also for the questioner. If you have the real existence of evil and no god, since evil disproves God then how can you have an objective human-min independent moral law? When you define evil you can define it in a couple of ways: it is either (1) the absence, lack or corruption of goodness or (2) a departure from the way things ought to be. Is evil evidence against the existence of God? Even if God and evil are compatible, it remains hotly contested whether evil renders belief in God unreasonable.
The world is filled with many different words, some harder to define than others. One of these difficult words is considered by many to be evil. The definition of evil depends entirely upon the reader or writer’s perspective upon the world. The most innocent and simple ways that we can define evil is by simply saying that evil is the exact opposite of good. In order to understand the true meaning of evil, we must first understand the concept that good and evil are term or words referring what one given individual believes to be the right and the wrong things to do.
The problem of evil questions the nature of God and threatens his status as a figure worthy of worship for some people. No human being would want to worship a God that is neither all good nor all powerful. The problem of evil also questions are the essence of the nature of God and without them he becomes more like a human than a God. If you took any of God’s characteristics away God, then ceases to be a perfect being. According to the problem of evil, if there is a God, there is no evil. Can we really live in a world that contains evil, which was created by a perfect God that is not possible of creating evil or capable of stopping it? God and evil do exist together weather people want to believe it or not.
If we lived in a perfect world, evil things would not happen; situations like the holocaust, being diagnosed with cancer, getting mugged, or any shooting would not occur. However, these things do happen, and can all be considered evil things. Evil compromised what we have and what we know; an imperfect world with imperfect aspects. Imperfect features of the world the might include people’s actions, health, emotional and spiritual states.
Evil, in a general sense, in the absence or opposite of that which is decided as being good. Often, evil denotes profound immorality. In. certain religious contexts, evil has been describing as supernatural force. Definitions of evil vary, as does the analysis of its motives. The concept of evil means different things to different people. The bible illustrates evil in two ways; Evil against one another, an evil against God. An example of evil against another per-son is theft or murder, whereas evil against God i8s disbelief. As humans, we associate evil with person pain and suffering. We often question God when we experience accounts of evil when we should question ourselves instead. To understand evil, one must understand sin.
There are three specific types of debates about the problem of evil: soul-building, theodicy, and free will. The soul-building response expresses how the evil in this world provides us with strengths and weakness, and the ability to persevere through hard situations. Theodicy responses demonstrates why God allows evil in the world by denying a premise of the problem of evil. Free will is a complex concept that basically says God gave us the ability to choose what we do, whether it be good or bad. But the question arises: why would God allow us to decide between good and evil, rather just good and better? This would eliminate evil, after all.
The question of evil is frequently developed in two forms: The rational question of evil and the evidential issue of evil. The rational structure of this debate attempts to present the rational impossibility in the existence of god and bad, while the evidential structure attempts to show that given the bad in the world, it is improbable that there is an omniscient, and wholly good God. Since the individual reasoning for the evil God is arguing that there is only one God, so they must assume that the Gods sets the moral values. People thing God and evil cannot co-exist. That statement is not arguing that bad offers information against God, or that God is less possible at the reality with bad than in the world without bad, it’s just a bolder claim; the claim that god and evil are mutually exclusive, if one exists then the other cannot.
People want to try and deny the existence of evil in the world, but it’s just is not possible. You can accept evil in two different ways; Natural which is based on God and then Moral which is based on humans (“Bethinking”). Moral evil is caused when humans inflict suffering on other people, while natural evil is not caused by humans but caused by God. Some examples of moral evil would be bullying, murder, rape, and terrorism. Natural evils include natural disasters that happen around the world like earthquakes, and flooding. Not all evils can be separated into categories like those because humans can contribute to natural evils. The problem of natural evil is very conflicting. In order to understand why God might allow natural evil, “we would have to examine the nature of the world around us, the nature of humans and the desires of God” (“A Good God in an Evil World”). Evil is also burden, for all of these situations, which can slow us down and make us feel uncomfortable. These characteristics are still not in our best interest, even though evil can come in many forms.
Wouldn’t God keep a bunch of physical evil without undermining freedom? Think we identify (I) instances of physical bad where God’s noise could contribute to this decrease of our ability to anticipate the outcomes of our sections from (ii) cases of natural evil where God’s interference would have no such effect at all. Therefore, the only explanation presented in the physical force theodicy for God’s permitting physical evil fails to justify his. But if evil counts against theism by taking down the quantity amount of ‘God is’ so evil represents information against the creation of God. Evidential arguments, thus, assert that there are specific facts about evil that may not be adequately explained on the theistic account of this reality. Theism is therefore treated as the large-scale theory or explanatory concept which proposes to make meaning of some relevant facts, and to this point it fails to do so.
During times were evil arises God is placed under great scrutiny. Many people wonder about and question their faith. There is always a constant doubt in God. People ask, “if God is good, then why is he not stopping evil?” God is morally perfect and powerful and even with that he still isn’t stopping evil. These questions are the reason why people start to question their faith. People are losing their trust in god and questioning his existence because of the evil that is around them. Even though the world has always strived to enforce justice, evil always finds a way in (“Why Is There Evil in the World”).
Recent tragedies such as Sutherland Springs, Texas, Church shooting or any school shooting helps us see the evil in the world clearly. If there is a loving God, then why does he allow such crimes like this to happen? A mass shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5,2017. The gunman was 26 years old and he killed 26 people and injured 20 others. This kind of incident makes those family who lost a loved one wonder if God is really real, because they think if he was real that he wouldn’t allow something like this to happen. This attack was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas and the firth-deadliest mass Shooting in the United State (“Sutherland Springs Church Shooting: What We Know”). It is important to remember that evil is a cause of suffering and suffering is a result of evil.
Moreover, all the reasons provided as to why this earth’s evil is coherent with great gods would be used to show why its coherent with evil gods. For instance, we would tell that the evil God gives us discretion then we could do evil things. Or might say that bad is to get people cynical and unpleasant, or it is so that we stop worrying about others.
From the two very different ideologies with many questions on both sides it is extremely hard to say that there is a God and also say there is not a God. The problem of evil can discredit God, but it says nothing about human faith. From faith is the thought that God does have reason for everything happening is for the good. Even though we don’t see it now, eventually we will in the afterlife.
Many people try to solve the problem of evil in the world. We need to accept that things happen for a reason. Nobody knows those reason but God himself, and that is how it should be. Evil has no solution and trying to fix it frustrates people more and that why they lose hope in their faith. Religion has taught us how God is morally perfect, but this belief has existed for so long now it’s practically hardwired in our heads. Because we believe that God is morally perfect, it makes people unable to understand how God can let all this evil happen in the world.