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Three common solutions to the problem of evil in the world.

What are the three common solutions to the problem of evil? Evaluate Erickson's response to these solutions.

There are several options one has to explain the problem of evil. One that we won't look at too much now is the claim that evil is simply an illusion. The followers of Christian Science would tend to believe this. Bad and evil are illusions only good and truth is real. Another group that would have to agree that evil does not exist is the people that claim that there are no absolute standards. If there is no absolute standard (whether that standard is God, the government, society or some other standard) then one has no basis on claiming that one action is good while another is evil.

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There are several options one has to explain the problem of evil. One that we won't look at too much now is the claim that evil is simply an illusion. The followers of Christian Science would tend to believe this. Bad and evil are illusions only good and truth is real. Another group that would have to agree that evil does not exist is the people that claim that there are no absolute standards. If there is no absolute standard (whether that standard is God, the government, society or some other standard) then one has no basis on claiming that one action is good while another is evil.

One solution to the problem of evil is to claim that God created both good and evil and that evil has overpowered God. Therefore God cannot be trusted and is not, as He claims to be, a loving and all-powerful God. He ...

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This solution examines three common solutions to the problem of evil. If evil exists and God also exists why does he allow evil to harm us? If evil exists and God does not can there be hope for humanity? If God exists how can He be perceived as a loving God if evil also is real? Over 500 words of original text along with links to informative websites for further research.

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