Good or Evil

Theodicy is a defense for God of the actions done by human, and it’s trying to prove that God exists and is always right and laudable. Theodicy’s point of view on evil is that we can achieve a greater good with the existence of evil; and in fact a world with evil is better than a world with only good, because it is richer. However, Theodicy’s fundamental argument is also on the problem of evil. The contradiction between evil’s continued existence and God’s will to destroy evil. It’s trying to answer that with all the evil in the world, how can we believe that god is all good, all powerful, and all knowing? The most common theodicy idea that supports and defends God suggests that evil is in fact not as what we define, and even what we consider the “most evil” things are predictable and assured by God. Which means, God knows everything and let human to freely choose the good instead of order human to do so.
Augustine suggests that evil is the result of human’s misuse of free will, not God's fault. However, since God can preset everything, why give people the capability of doing evil, people would not be able to live a happier life without that? This is the paradox free will theodicy. Because Augustine is attributing the foundation of his theory to God, and he says that God is all perfect, so when his theory defends evil, people will argue about that, and because his preset of the perfect God, those questions arguing about evil and the God can never be answered. This is a problem of free will theodicy. If a world that created by God is full of free creatures and with all the evil in it, God can’t be all good, all knowing, and all powerful because God allows the evil exists in the world he creates.
This problem is also argued in the dialogue, when Gretchen brings up the idea that if God is omniscient, then we can’t be free, and if we are free, then God can’t be omniscient. Cohen argues that just as same as he sometimes knows what Gretchen will choose for his dinner,...