Andrea Weisberger

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Andrea Weisberger argues that evil is not actually necessary for long and short term good and does not justify all evil. She claims that it does not explain all its facets, such as the intensity of evil, that it is not actually necessary and that there is an uncertainty about if good is its outcome or not. I stand strong with Weisberger but there are more efficient ways of arguing the point that evil is not necessary. I will touch on short term good but mostly focus on long term since many evil events might not produce any short term good. Her core point is assuming that God is good, then evil would only be allowed if it is necessary or justified (110), but her arguments ultimately challenges that it is not actually justified or needed. Therefore…show more content…
In order to remove teeth the dentist could simply use anesthetics and there would no need for pain to achieve short term good. Having evil in this case could not be justified (109). The theist could say anesthetics are recent discoveries and that we are interfering with the natural order. Perhaps if the surgery would have taken place without the anesthetic, then an unknown good outcome might have resulted. This argument then it’s too vague as it is unsure that a good outcome could have actually resulted. Later Weisberger goes against the idea that evil is necessary for long term good by exposing four objections that damage it (110). I can see flaws in most of the objections. One of these objections is that evil is too high of a price for us to pay for a future good (111). Andrea uses the analogy of a kid dying; his suffering of Tay Sachs disease does not seem to justify what his future holds for him. She explicitly says that good should make up for necessary evil, but if there is too much suffering in the world that cannot be ignored then the good outcome is not worth it and does not justify the evil (111). This point has flaws and could have been much stronger if two points were

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