Earthquake Hits Lisbon Hot

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Lisbon is hit by Earthquake and about 30,000 people die. This massive tragedy leads to a crisis of faith for many Christians in Europe during the Enlightenment because they wonder why God would allow such a tragedy to occur.

This event becomes a common reference point in the writings of many theologians and skeptical philosophers discussing the existence of God and whether the existence of an omnipotent, loving God is compatible with large-scale and apparently needless suffering.

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