Essay: Defusing the Bomb of the Problem of Evil

Talk about tackling a difficult subject. For some reason, I got it into my head to attempt to "defuse the bomb of the problem of evil" in this essay written for my Advanced Composition course in the spring of 2012. Dr. Brauer's final comment reads:
"Even though you argue the issue from a theological perspective, you don't get too preachy, and that is not an easy feat. Your careful strategy and sense of focus enable you to investigate key questions about the problem of evil, and your answers are measured and well developed. My only complaint is the informal tone. The format is also strange. A-"
All things considered, I'd say that this was a very successful essay!