If God, Why Evil? 9 Rapid-Fire Responses
By Timothy Fox
The problem of evil (pain or suffering) is probably the number one argument against the existence of God. While it is definitely not a problem that can be answered quickly and simply, I’d like to offer some short, rapid-fire responses that can be used to begin a deeper discussion:
1. Free will – Freedom is a great good that God has granted us. But God can’t give us free will and then forbid us from using it. And when we choose wrongly, we – and others – get hurt.
2. Learning from experience – When we face evil, or experience the suffering of others, we (should!) learn from it. Evil teaches us what not to do and should inspire us to stop it…