This is the first in a three-part series on the philosophical Problem of Evil. The existence of evil, pain and suffering poses perhaps the most serious objection to the belief that God exists. In this first talk, Leslie Allan will lay out the problem and articulate why it persists as a thorny issue for theists. After considering what would make an adequate philosophical solution to the problem, he considers the most offered reason for God allowing evil; that it is an unintended consequence of God granting humans the ability to choose freely. Come and share your view on God and evil and join the conversation.
This talk is based on Leslie Allan's essay 'The Problem of Evil' at www.RationalRealm.com/philosophy/metaphysics/problem-of-evil.html
For background reading, check out:
'Logical Problem of Evil' https://www.iep.utm.edu/evil-log/
'The Evidential Problem of Evil' https://www.iep.utm.edu/evil-evi/
'The Problem of Evil' https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/evil/ (more technical)
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Kew Library is located on the corner of Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew. Catch the No. 48 or 109 tram from the city or the No. 16 tram up Glenferrie Rd. If driving, park in Civic Parade. Look for the sign displaying "Phyllis Hore Room" to the left of the main library entrance on Civic Parade.