Argument:
The problem of moral evil may be divided into two separate questions:

Why does God allow human beings to commit evils?

Why do evil things happen to good people (and good things often happen to evil people)?

Saint Augustine attempted to deal with this issue by denying the actual existence of moral evil. What we perceive as evil is, he argued, merely distance from God. Hell is the ultimate alienation from God.

Objections:

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