Is the Problem of Evil a barrier to belief?

  • A religiously ambiguous universe may be compatible with our concept of God – so much so that some say that God has so made the world that he cannot be conclusively proved.
  • The problem of evil is different, it needs to be answered, if the world and a theistic belief are to be reconciled. The problem of evil only exists for those who believe in God. This is a God who is held to both unlimited in power and in benevolence/love.

In case you’re interested – there is more info about our Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at http://db.tt/jSEK5Qn4 – enjoy

Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire talking about Philosophy of Religion..

FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and the odd cat picture..)

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What is the Problem of Evil?

A very short video – just a basic definition of the Problem of Evil..

The logical format into which the problem is put is that of three statements which the theist wishes to take on board, but which seem to entail a contradiction, these being :

 (i) God is wholly Good (omnibenevolent)

(ii) God is Omnipotent (all-powerful)

(iii) Evil Exists

In case you’re interested – there is more info about our Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at http://db.tt/jSEK5Qn4 – enjoy

Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire talking about Philosophy of Religion..

FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and the odd cat picture..)

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Moral Evil and Natural Evil

A basic definition of Moral and Natural Evil – but also some possible issues…

Recent Forms of the Design / Teleological Argument for God’s Existence..

Recent Forms of the Design / Teleological Argument for God’s Existence – Dave Webster discusses F R Tennant’s ideas, and recent Design arguments in general: are the dice loaded?

Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire talking about Philosophy of Religion..

FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and the odd cat picture..)

Facebook Group for those interested in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Ethics and all that..

The stream of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Ethics, etc videos will resume shortly – but just a quick post to say that we have a Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RPEglos/

The description says

This group for ex-students, graduates, current students, potential students, staff and anyone else interested in the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) course here at the University of Gloucestershire…

In practice a whole range of people use it to discuss these topics – and many of our ex-students are also now teachers (and in the group), but we have people of all ages and from around the world – so it is open to all! As you can see – we even get students and others who use it to pose questions..