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Some theologians hold that evil in the world is explained by the fact that we have free will. What is one objection, that we studied, to the claim that free will explains the evil or suffering in the world?
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What is one objection, that we studied

This has me stumped. Can you tell us the objection studied in class?

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When you like a flower, you just pluck it out.
But when you love a flower, you water it daily.
The one who understands this, understands life.

- That's the difference between I like you and I love you.
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The OP is looking for an objection to the idea that it is free will which leads to evil or suffering.

One objection to the free-will defense is that free will does not exist - as suggested by the philosopher Anthony Flew and J. L. Mackie. They have argued that an omnipotent God should be able to create a world containing moral good but no moral evil.

If God has made men such that in their free choices they sometimes prefer what is good and sometimes what is evil, why could he not have made men such that they always freely choose the good? If there is no logical impossibility in a man’s choosing the good on one, or on several occasions, there cannot be a logical impossibility in his freely choosing the good on every occasion. God was not, then, faced with a choice between making innocent automata and making beings who, in acting freely, would sometimes go wrong: there was open to him the obviously better possibility of making beings who would act freely but always go right. Clearly, his failure to avail himself of this possibility is inconsistent with his being both omnipotent and perfectly good.
Source > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Flew
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Plantinga%27s_free-will_defense
> https://iep.utm.edu/evil-log/
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