Moral Evil, Freedom And The Goodness Of God : Why Kant Abandoned Theodicy

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We hear about the murders, assaults, robberies, natural disasters and all other evil or natural destructive events in the world, we have to ask the question, how could God let such bad things happen to good people or to let these disastrous events happen at all. Now think about the world and its population if evil or natural disasters did not exist; the world population would be unimaginable. Natural disasters are beyond human control, but murders, assaults, robberies and all other evil or bad deeds committed by human beings is a matter of exercising bad choice or misuse of free will. In the article, Moral Evil, Freedom and the Goodness of God: Why Kant Abandoned Theodicy, author Sam Duncan wrote about Kant’s initial theory on theodicy stated human beings are possess the ability to reason; therefore, are preconditioned to have a good will. Every human being makes a decision every day in all aspects of our life. Some good, some evil and the motive for making each of these decisions vary depending on the beliefs and morals of that particular individual. Duncan also noted...

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