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29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 3. Problem of Evil / b. Human Evil

[possible explanations of why human evil exists]

6 ideas
The gods blame men for having vices, but they could have given us enough reason to avoid them [Cicero]
Augustine said evil does not really exist, and evil is a limitation in goodness [Augustine, by Perkins]
God doesn't decide that Adam will sin, but that sinful Adam's existence is to be preferred [Leibniz]
Evil serves a greater good, and pain is necessary for higher pleasure [Leibniz]
People are responsible because they have limited power, though this ultimately derives from God [Berkeley]
Moral evil may be acceptable to God because it allows free will (even though we don't see why this is necessary) [Plantinga, by PG]