“It isn’t necessarily true that an all-good being always eliminates evil as far as it can at any given time. For example, a good dentist is justified in bringing about some pain to his patient in the present to avoid greater pain in the future. Indeed a good person who is omniscient may allow the existence of more evil than a good person who isn’t ... The mere fact that good people don’t abolish all the evil they can at any given time means that it is possible for God to be all-good even if he doesn’t abolish all the evil he can at any given time.”


Taken and paraphrased from A Faithful Guide to Philosophy by Peter S. Williams.

"IF GOD IS ALL-LOVING AND ALL-POWERFUL, WHY DOES SUFFERING EXIST, CAN'T GOD STOP IT?"

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