Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Evidential Argument

Okay, so we've established that the logical argument fails, that the simultaneous existence of the God of the Bible and of evil does not constitute a logical contradiction. So most atheists, having abandoned the logical argument, now offer the evidential argument. It goes like this...
Okay, so there's no logical incompatability. But doesn't the amount and depth of evil and suffering argue against an all-loving, all-powerful God? I'm willing to admit that this doesn't represent a logical proof against God's existence. But it seems to me that the evidence for evil in the world is much greater and more obvious than any evidence for the existence of God.
I'll give my readers a day or so to think about their response to this form of the argument from evil.

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