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What is “the problem of evil,” and why is it particularly problematic for Western, monotheistic religious traditions?

I am able to address "the problem of evil"; however, I do not know the second part of the question; can someone kind enough to give me some hint or point to me some websites that can help me?

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    Western religions believe that God is all powerful. The haunting question has been why God allows evil in the world. Why did God allow the innocent and faithful Jews be slaughtered during the Holocaust?

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    If one believes good and evil are existant because of the nature of things (or Gods), then if there is One God, how can God be good if He allows evil?

    This is the problem of Evil. Read about it in the Christian Bible, in the Book of Job.

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