The constant presence of evilness in life has led many people to question its source and the reason behind it. Most of the approaches taken to answer those questions are from a religious point of view. However, the issue with this approaches is that a new series a questions surface, including questioning the omnipotence of God himself. Religion has taught us how God is morally perfect and omnipotent (Tooley). That belief has existed for so long that now it is practically hardwired into our brain. It is because of that belief that we are unable to understand how God being morally perfect can allow so many catastrophes around the world to happen all the time. Those questions raised in relation to God are described as issues with theodicy (Cunningham, and Kelsay 102).
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