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"Most philosophers have agreed that the free will defense has defeated the logical problem of evil. Because of [Plantinga's argument], it is now widely accepted that the logical problem of evil has been sufficiently rebutted.
"In truncated form [Plantinga's argument] goes something like this:
"It is possible that God, even being omnipotent, could not create a world with free creatures who never choose evil. Furthermore, it is possible that God, even being omnibenevolent, would desire to create a world which contains evil if moral goodness requires free moral creatures."
~ Chad Meister, Introducing Philosophy of Religion, pp. 133-134