The problem of evil

In this course you will learn what the problem of evil is and why it is a challenge for religious belief

What is evil

What is evil?

'Evil' is generally thought of as bad things which lead to suffering. 

There are two different types of evil: 

Natural evil - naturally occuring events that lead to suffering. This includes natural disasters - earthquake, drought, floods; disease - bacteria and virus. 

Moral evil - actions done by humans that lead to suffering. This includes murder, torture, war etc.