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Rostami Y. Critique of David Griffin on All-Determining Theism about the Problem of Evil. پژوهش های مابعدالطبیعی 2020; 1 (1) :167-184
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In this article is discussed David Griffin critiques the view of traditional theism about the problem of evil. They believes in omnipotence of God and believe that God can eradicate evils. But because they are not genuine evils or they are effective in creating the best possible world, it does not take any action in this direction. But Griffin considers their reasons to be indefensible, irrational and incompatible. Because their theory require that first: God be responsible for all the evils and suffering in the world, that contradicts the attribute of God's benevolence. Secondly; it lead to the denial of the genuine evils. While every human being with common sense accepts at least the reality of some of them (evils). Even thought they are literally denied. Griffin's view on justifying the evil of the world is that God is not omnipotent. Because all entities both big and tiny have inherent power by which they resist and persist against the power and action of God and God can not defeat the evils created them of course. God's is simply to persuade beings not coerce them indirection of desired goals.
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Subject: Philosophy
Received: 2020/11/19 | Accepted: 2014/06/15 | Published: 2014/06/15

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