Kalam Cosmological Problem of Evil

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Kalam Cosmological Problem of Evil

  1. Everything that begins to exist has a cause.
  2. The Evil began to exist.
  3. Therefore, Evil must have a cause.

We know that evil is an abstraction, and for it to exist it must be cognized. Either God is the cause of this cognition (two faced pan-moral god -Hinduism) or God is not the cause of this cognition (two opposing forces of good and evil -Zoroastrianism) In Christianity, God knows all things. By virtue of this fact God is the creator of evil and the source of immorality.

If premise 2 is wrong, then Evil must have existed from the beginning

  1. Everything that did not begin to exist has no cause
  2. The Evil did not began to exist.
  3. Therefore, Evil does not have a cause.

Therefore if God exists either:

  1. He is the source of evil and therefore not omnibenevolent,
  2. He has an equally powerful rival power
  3. He is not omnipotent.

There is also the possibility that God did not know evil would be produced as a result of his creation (as compared to the pre-universe amount of 0.00%), however this god would not be omniscient. In any case, the traditional "omnimax" god of Christianity is disproven successfully.

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