In response to this charge, Plantinga maintains that there are some worlds God cannot create.
Part of the project of downplaying the evidence from evil is trying to find a plausible theodicy or other defense: an explanation of why God would permit that evil or why that evil is not as evidentially weighty as it initially seems.
There is, therefore, no omniscient, omnipotent, and benevolent God. The Miracle of Theism. I suggest, then, that it is an ethically reasonable judgment… that human goodness slowly built up through personal histories of moral effort has a value in the eyes of the Creator which justifies even the long travail of the soul-making process.
A pancreatic cancer patient suffers prolonged, excruciating pain and dies. It is not that they will contingently always do what is right and contingently always avoid what is wrong. It is impossible to prove that unjustified evil exists, and it is therefore impossible to use the existence of unjustified evil to prove that God does not exist.
Why do bad things happen at all. Suppose that the persons in this world can only choose good options and are incapable of choosing bad options.
He begins by posing the traditional challenge to theism in the form of the dilemma: That if God was perfectly loving, he must wish to abolish evil, and being all powerful, is able to perfectly do so as he will its.