The “Problem of Evil” is a philosophical question on the existence of a god. The problem can be posed simply:
- God is omnipotent (that is, all-powerful).
- God is omniscient (that is, all-knowing).
- God is perfectly good.
- Evil exists.
Many philosophers claim that these four statements cannot all be true. On the other hand, others believe they have satisfactorily answered the question. I’m not a philosopher, so you can read these two pages and decide for yourself which argument is stronger. Myself, I’ll let SMBC make the point.