A theodicy is a story that attempts to demonstrate that the presence of evil in the world does not disprove the existence of a perfectly good, almighty, and all-knowing God. Theodicies and defences are two forms of response to this conundrum. Evil can be classified into natural evil such as disease and physical catastrophes or moral evil, which can be summed up as "man's inhumanity to man."
Yes, theodicies explain the existence of an all-powerful, benevolent God
Theodicies demonstrate the power of an all-powerful God.
Nothing apart from God is perfect
Anything that is not God is by definition imperfect.Explore
Theodicies explain the presence of a loving, all powerful, benevolent God
No, the opposite: the existence of evil disproves the existence of God
David Hume in his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779): “Is [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? whence then is evil?”
The best explanation for evil in the world is that there is no God
The existence of evil is fundamentally incompatible with the existence of God. <ref name=theo/>Explore
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