Theodicies explain a loving, all powerful, benevolent God
The theological approach of theodicy justifies the holiness and divine attributes of God. It affirms God’s ability to exist as omnipotent and benevolent while permitting moral and physical evil.
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Religious philosophers have debated ‘the problem of evil’ for millennia. Evil is understood to encompass both moral evil (caused by free human actions) and natural evil (caused by natural phenomena such as disease, earthquakes, and floods).
The fact that God does not eliminate evil in this life, despite being all powerful and benevolent means that either God is not benevolent, = is not omnipotent or not omniscient. Any one of these means God as we understand him, does not exist.