reasonable for us to affirm than to refrain from affirming,” (Howard-Snyder, Bergmann).
The law of duality is a fundamental truth in the universe. This is the concept of yin and yang; everything in the universe must be in balance. Purely by definition and using certain references some things cannot exist without the existence of its opposite. If certain things existed without an opposite, it would simply become standard and normalized where all beings did not know of its existence. For example, light cannot exist without dark and dark cannot exist without light. If luminosity in the universe was merely uniform, light would cease to exist. Good and evil exist in a similar form. If there is good in the world, it is impossible for evil to be nonexistent. If something “good” happens it can be defined as an experienc...
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...ple functions to survive (eat, reproduce, sleep, etc.). A fish is incapable of understanding the life of its owner and the motive he or she may have to feed the fish or present certain living conditions. Like the fish, humans would not possess the aptitude to perceive the existence of this greater being. So when what an event happens that appears to be an unnecessary evil, the evidence is not strong enough to conclude the nonexistence of God.
The argument for atheism based upon the problem of evil is built upon foundations that do find objections with theism, but they are not supported by evidence that favors atheism. Howard-Snyder and Bergmann assert that this is not sufficient proof. The problem of evil may call into question theism, but does not stand strong when compared the need of evil in order to have good, and the inconceivable level of consciousness of God.
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