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Single Idea 1893

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 3. Problem of Evil / d. Natural Evil]

Full Idea

If God had forethought for all, there would be no evil in the world, yet they say the world is full of evil. And if he forethinks some things, why those and not others?

Gist of Idea

If God foresaw evil he would presumably prevent it, and if he only foresees some things, why those things?


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], III.9)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.189