the atheist likes to suggest the following:
An all powerful God could eliminate evil
An all good God would want to eliminate evil.
therefore God probably does not exist.
But the question is - what is evil?
Evil is something but it is not some thing. It is not a thing so God did not need to make it.
In fact God cannot be responsible for making it because it is not a thing.
So what is evil?
Evil is the absence of good. It is the hole in the proverbial donut. It is a shadow - it is coldness - that exists because of a lack of heat.
Evil is therefore not defined by what it is - but by what it is not.
Evil is therefore a departure from a perfect standard of good.
There must be a perfect standard of good to measure good and evil.
Good is closer to the benchmark and evil is further away from it.
Therefore evil is a problem for the atheist not for the theist.
If there is no God, Then there is no standard of morality.
If there are no standards of morality - you can't say anything is evil.
Therefore if you recognise evil - this is evidence for God, Not against God.
How would you argue against this?