Evil began on earth when satan told the first lie satan was originally a perfect angel, but he did not stand fast in the truth (john 8:44) he developed a desire for worship that rightly belongs only to god satan lied to the first woman, eve, and persuaded her to obey him instead of god. The suffering and evil associated with it was so great that it cannot be subsumed into the general problem of suffering and evil the holocaust demands a reconsideration of the problem and, thus, drastically new solutions. The suffering of a toothache is evil in the broad sense as is a white lie cole argues that the concept of evil does not provide a genuine explanation in these. But then the illusion of evil certainly seems to be as evil as evil itself would have been if real the same suffering, grief, terror, anger, envy, and other mental states that we associate with evil still occur. Evil is relative and just a matter of subjective preference the naturalist/atheist is also being inconsistent when he uses the problem of evil as an argument against the existence of god but few, if any, recognize that they are disqualified from asking the question.
So, if both of these are true, why does god allow evil if god has the power to prevent evil and desires to prevent evil, why does he still allow evil perhaps a practical way to look at this question would be to consider some alternative ways people might have god run the world. If evil and suffering does exist, then god is not all-good, all-powerful or all-knowing 6 if god loses one of these attributes, he stops being god.
For jews, the problem of suffering is twofold: there is a universal problem and a particular problem the universal problem is a philosophical one it is not just a problem for jews, but for anyone who conceives of god in a certain way if god knows everything, then god knows about all evil if god is all-powerful, then god can prevent all evil. It may be a mystery why an all-good god allows suffering and evil to take place, but at least on this view there is meaning and purpose, and god can ultimately bring about justice and draw good out of the sufferings of this life. Evil and suffering can refer to not only physical pain, but emotional pain, too consequently, there are differences in approaching the problem of evil depending on whether one is doing it intellectually, in a detached sort of way as we are doing in this article, versus ministering to those in need of compassion. The most popular objection to belief in god is the so-called problem of evil atheists point to the evil and suffering in the world and say it disproves the existence of a loving, all-powerful god.
Evil and suffering can sometimes make people question their religious beliefs christian beliefs about the origins of suffering in the world and how to respond to this problem vary. And why does he not intervene to end the suffering people have endeavored to come to grips with these puzzling questions from the dawn of recorded history to humans, it seems so obvious—if god truly is, as christians proclaim, all-loving and all-powerful, he could stop the evil and suffering in this world. Loneliness, anxiety, and grief are examples of emotional suffering fires, tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunami, and physical illnesses (eg, cancer) are examples of natural suffering moral suffering is brought on by the deliberate acts of fellow human beings to cause suffering, something christians call a moral evil.
In buddhism, there is no problem of evil suffering is a normal part of life, but the nature of suffering is determined by how one responds to it suffering and the problem of evil. Since evil exists, it follows that god does not exist the theist does not have to answer why god allows evil they need only to show that god and evil are not incompatible the problem with this argument is that there is no inconsistency between god's existence and evil's existence. Of course, the greatest example of god using evil for good is the death of christ evil people brought him to the cross, but god used that cross as the means to save the world but then we must ask, if this is true, are we working against god by working against evil and suffering no, we are not god says he does not want us to sin and suffer. The problem of evil is a touchstone of any religion from our direct confrontation with evil results suffering, and thus endless questions about the meaning of life that is why all religions have to give a proper answer regarding the origin, nature and end of evil.
So, while the problem of evil and suffering is a serious problem, it certainly isn't sufficient cause for unbelief or rebellion against god instead, it should drive us to god, humbly asking for his will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (matthew 6:10. Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies comparing common ideas about evil with buddhist teachings on evil can facilitate deeper thinking about evil it is a topic where your understanding will change over time this essay is a snapshot of understanding, not. Judaism in its nonphilosophic form acknowledges the utter reality of evil and suffering indeed, god himself is often described as suffering with man man is challenged to remedy suffering wherever it can be remedied, and to endure it without complaining wherever it is irremediable.
Evil and suffering in this life is a preparation for heaven evil and suffering give people a chance to become better people and improve their souls evil and suffering give people a chance to. Actually, the reality of evil, suffering, and injustice—when considered fully—is an argument for the existence of a good god certainly, abandoning god does not make the problem of suffering any easier. Atheism, theism, and the problem of evil - the responses followers of theism observe and acknowledge evil, pain, and suffering in this broken world the theist understands that evil, pain, and suffering are contrary to the opposite good states - the way it should be.