Ideas from 'Evil and Omnipotence' by J.L. Mackie [1955], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Philosophy of Religion' (ed/tr Mitchell,Basil) [OUP 1971,0-19-875018-8]].

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29. Religion / F. Problem of Evil / 1. Problem of Evil
Is evil an illusion, or a necessary contrast, or uncontrollable, or necessary for human free will?
The propositions that God is good and omnipotent, and that evil exists, are logically contradictory