Nov 6, 2003

Riddle of Epicurus

The Riddle of Epicurus (c. 341-271 BCE).

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?


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