Many believe it violates the will of god. It doesn"t seem that we need god to be the guarantor of moral principles: rational self-intrat may take us a long way. Problem of evil: god is omnipotent, god is benevolent, there is evil in the world. Then he is benevolent: since evil exists, god does not. Argument premises: by definition, god is a benevolent and imnipotent creator. Theodicy theos; meaning god, and dike; meaning justice: popularized by leibniz. It moderated the claim that god is omnipotent. It says that gods omnipotence is limited by his decision by giving free will. The evil introuduced to the world is introduced by human freedom. Even though that free will introduces evil, but freedom is greater. We live in the best of all possible worlds. There is no possible worlds in which there is no evil. Our world is the one in which the good outweights the evil.