In Western religion, God is understood as all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good. And yet, evil exists in the world. This paradox is known as the problem of evil. Join us as we examine this classic conundrum – how can God be good if he knows about evil and is capable of stopping it, and yet chooses not to? Why does God allow suffering? Either there is no God, God is indifferent, God is incompetent, or God’s plan is beyond human comprehension. We’ll explore the myriad ways this vexing contradiction has been expressed, addressed, and framed by the great theologians and philosophers like Plato, Epicurus, Augustine, Aquinas, Malthus, Hume, and others, including contemporary voices.