Evil In Fryodor Dostoevsky's The Problem Of Evil

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Atheists believe that if there was a God he should prevent or stop evil in the world because he should have the power and knowledge to do so. Ideally, God can limit if not banish the evil present in the world in order to help others reach their highest degree of happiness. Believing God is all-powerful, allows atheists to believe he can prevent all evil from hurting the ones who are most vulnerable and less deserving of harm. Consequently, our life would have the ability to achieve its highest degree of happiness, but the fallacy is He should not intervene because it would be a violation of our free will, evil is inevitable, and our knowledge of God’s powers are very limited.

In The Problem of Evil by Fryodor Dostoevsky, Ivan mentions how children pay for their parent’s wrongdoings and it’s unjust as the children are pure and at no fault. Realizing that cruelty is present in the lives of the most innocent, lead me to assert that evil is a real problem as it intervenes between the harmonic and idealistic view that the world consists of genuine, good people. Since the good people have done
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Adam and Eve were expected to stay innocent but once Eve took a bite of the apple on the forbidden tree, we were seen as sinners and by default our children had to carry that with them. This self-inflicted pain was not manipulated by him but rather recognized and accepted as part of life once we chose to neglect his expectations. Many times we see that pain affects our lives in a negative manner and the atheist would assume that God should alleviate if not eliminate the pain since he is all powerful, good and knowing. Yet by intruding our lives in such a manner, He would be violating the birth given right of free-will. We will no longer have the ability to choose our pathway or learn from our mistakes because God has predestined our
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