The problem of evil has troubled philosophers for centuries and the debate continues to this very day. For those not familiar with this idea I suggest reading either René Descartes or Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, both fantastic writers who attempted to solve the issue from rather different perspectives. However, for those who are not interested in reading 17th and 18th-century philosophy (which I can't blame you for not wanting to attempt) let me explain the problem as best I can. The problem of evil arises when it is believed that God is omnipotent, omniscience and omnibenevolent (all powerful, all knowing, and all good). For why would such a being create a world where evil was allowed to exist? What purpose would evil serve gods creation? These are just some of the questions that philosophers have been wrestling with for centuries. I would love to hear other peoples opinion on the manner.