Wouldn’t people be happier in a world in which they were programmed to respond to God’s loving advances so they didn’t commit evil? While it’s true the world would be less violent where God was in charge and people had no volition towards doing evil, it does necessitate that this would be a loving world. Yes, […]

‘Why does God give people freewill if he knows they will misuse it and do evil things in the world?’ One explanation of how evil comes to exist independently of God and the world is advanced by Augustine of Hippo who, before converting to Christianity in the fourth century, lived a thoroughly immoral and decadent […]