Atheism’s Problem of Evil

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... the biggest source of evil is of course religion.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/ridley-scott-talks-plan-for-moses-film-calls-religion-source-of-evil-76176/

[ASND simply says, “ Of course .”]

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Atheism & Evil: A Fatal Dilemma

http://www.garyhabermas.com/books/why_believe/whybelieve.htm

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More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10481985/More-laws-are-needed-as-religion-declines-top-judge-says.html

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If God exists, he is by definition omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing) and benevolent (all good).  If an omnipotent being exists, he would be able to prevent all of the evil and suffering in the world.  If an omniscient being exists, he would know about all the evil and suffering in the world.  If a perfectly good being exists, he would want to prevent all of the evil and suffering in the world. If a being existed with knowledge of all of the evil and suffering in the world, and both the ability and will to prevent it, such a being would do so.  Evil and suffering exist.  Therefore, if an omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly good being exists, that being would prevent all of the evil and suffering in the world.  Therefore, no omnipotent and omniscient and perfectly good being exists.  Therefore, God doesn’t exist.

http://www.apologeticalliance.com/blog/2012/08/if-god-why-suffering-thoughts-on-theodicy/

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If God were all good, as you say, He would want to deal with the problem of evil.  And if God were all powerful, as you say, then He would be able to deal with the problem of evil. Obviously, evil exists, therefore He is either not all good or He is not all powerful, or maybe He is neither.  In any case, the presence of evil in the world disproves the Christian view of God.

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5264

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If God’s Creation Was “Very Good,” How Could Evil Arise?

http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201301/201301_024_good_creation.cfm

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Why Would [A] God Allow Natural Disasters?

http://www.reasons.org/blogs/take-two/why-would-god-allow-natural-disasters

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Why Do Innocent People Suffer?

Although the logical problem of evil marks an important phase in the literature on evil, discussion of it markedly diminished during the 1980s.  It is fairly widely agreed by theists and nontheists alike that Alvin Plantinga, Keith Yandell (1938-), and other theistic philosophers have cast serious doubt on the viability of all formulations of the theological problem.  Critics who still think that evil presents a problem for theistic belief have shifted focus away from the logical version of the problem and have sought to construct a viable evidential version…  Some philosophers have contended that the existence of evil is logically inconsistent with the existence of the theistic God.  No one, I think, has succeeded in establishing such an extravagant claim.  Indeed, there is a fairly compelling argument for the view that the existence of evil is logically consistent with the existence of the theistic God.

http://www.christianteaching.org.uk/whydoinnocentpeoplesuffer1.html

William Rowe, atheist professor of philosophy (emeritus), Purdue University

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A Good Reason for Evil

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5093

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[Aurora], CO: Where Was God?

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5437

[How come no one in the media reported that James Holmes is a Christian?  Hmm?]

[Oh, right.  Our bad.  Because James Holmes isn’t a Christian.]

[Never mind.]

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Atheism and the Problem of Evil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-obXTg18dBo

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The Implications Of Neo Darwinism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IULc6tIlug&feature=player_embedded

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[The atheist’s] own answer to the problem of evil, then, is that there is no problem of evil.  Morality is an illusion.  Whatever is, is right.  Nothing more can be said.

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=9741

[Well, “nothing more can be said” by the atheist.]

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THE CONNECTION BUILDING THEODICY

http://home.messiah.edu/~rcollins/Philosophical%20Theology/Connection%20building%20theodicy.pdf

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Greg Ganssle on the Problem of Evil

http://blog.epsociety.org/2013/07/greg-ganssle-vids-on-problem-of-evil.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EpsBlog+%28EPS+Blog%29

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The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: A Theodicy

http://andrewmbailey.com/pvi/Magnitude_Duration_Distribution.pdf

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