The problem with the problem of evil: Summary

In The problem with the problem of evil I try to show this common objection to the existence of God needs to be questioned. The problem of evil is raised with certain assumptions about the nature of God, good and evil. Depending on your worldview i.e. how you view reality, you ask the question differently.

The form of the question formulated in the Western worldview mistakes the gods of Epicureanism or deism for the God of the Bible. Christian apologists need to be careful to ask the question they way the Bible does. If it tries to do so on Western Enlightenment terms it will never get the rights answers.

Different kinds of theism, such as polytheism and Muslim theism, also ask the question differently. If we do not ask the right questions, that is what do we mean by god, good and evil, we cannot get the right answers.

Sometimes the problem focuses inordinately on the nature of evil. However, we need to define what good is with equal, if not greater enthusiasm, because to say there is something such as evil, we assume there is something such as good.

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