Evil, as an emotional problem

October 7th, 2007

It would seem that there is more to the Problem of Evil than just the philosophical content. If you are struggling with evil and suffering in your life then I imagine anything that has been said so far is likely to leave you feeling cold and unimpressed. Now this is an entirely reasonable response and I would not expect you to take much comfort from it. Read the rest of this entry »

The Argument from Evil Pt 4

October 7th, 2007

So it is time to bite the bullet. God and gratuitous evil. How could a loving God allow acts of evil that genuinely serve no direct benefit to those who suffer from them ? Read the rest of this entry »

The Argument from Evil Pt 3

October 3rd, 2007

So what happens if we do bite the bullet and concede that there really does exist pointless acts of evil that God allows ? Read the rest of this entry »

The Argument from Evil Pt 2

October 2nd, 2007

In the first part of the Argument from Evil we looked at the classic logical argument from evil. An argument that is generally abandoned these days because it is known not to work. But does this exhaust the possibilities for an argument from evil ? By no means. Read the rest of this entry »

What will a proof of God get you ?

September 24th, 2007

There are lots of proofs and lines of arguments for and against the idea of a God. I recently was chatting with someone and they were asking about proofs/evidences for God’s existence. I rattled a few of the arguments off by name as examples. The person I was chatting with noted that none of the arguments presented would actually get to the “Christian God”. The arguments I suggested were arguments from morality, numbers, logic, the cosmological argument etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Comments are now open

September 21st, 2007

Hi all,

Seeing as I successfully broke my usual forums and are in the process of trying to fix them, I have enabled commenting on the articles here. Although you do need to register to post comments.


The Argument from Evil Part 1

September 20th, 2007

The argument from evil seems to be the strongest argument against the existence of a God worthy of worship. So it seems like a natural place to start such ruminations.

The argument from evil comes in two common forms, the logical argument from evil and the argument from the magnitude and duration of evil. Both of these are worthy of consideration in their different forms. Read the rest of this entry »

What is all this about ?

September 18th, 2007

Well this is an attempt to kick off a project i’ve had kicking around in my head for a while. The goal is to turn this into a book looking at arguments for and against the existience of God. To present those arguments in the best possible form and then to examine problems with them. Perhaps see if the arguments can be rehabilitated.