The logical problem of evil and problem of suffering

Read the two arguments and then discuss the differences.

The problem
of evil and suffering – Page 2

student A


The problem of evil

These three viewpoints lead to an inconsistent triad – that is, if you accept two you must reject the third. A good omnipotent being would eliminate evil completely. Therefore, the proposition that a good omnipotent being exists, and that evil exists are incompatible’


The problem of suffering - The personal argument

These three viewpoints focus on the experience of the evil. It raises different questions because of the experience of suffering. Whereas the logical argument attempts to show that the existence of God is inconsistent with the existence of evil and so leads to atheism, the personal argument involving the experience of suffering focuses on the moral issue. Assuming God exists can such a God be trusted?