Posted: Jan 30, 2017 12:43 am
by Tracer Tong
archibald wrote:
Tracer Tong wrote: I quite enjoyed Plantinga's God, Freedom and Evil


The problem of evil is just, I think, a subset of the problem of all suffering, in which an infant in Africa contracts River Blindness (humans are the only known host for the roundworm responsible) or another infant gets leukemia, or thousands die after a tsunami. As such, I confess I think trying to address the problem of evil is essentially dodging the point.


What you're calling the "problem of all suffering" is what philosophers refer to as the problem of evil, albeit a specific version of it. As for Plantinga, whether you agree with what he has to say or not, he certainly doesn't dodge any issue.