The Problem of Suffering

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Summary

1. If a loving and omnipotent God exists, pointless suffering does not exist.
2. Pointless suffering does exist.
3. Therefore, a loving and omnipotent God does not exist.

Discussion

1. If a loving and omnipotent God exists, pointless suffering does not exist.

A loving God would want to end all pointless suffering.

An omnipotent God would be able to do so.

2. Pointless suffering does exist.

Natural suffering goes on in the world which doesn't affect humans.

3. Therefore, a loving and omnipotent God does not exist.

This follows from 1 and 2.

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