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A world without God

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 12, 2009 | 9:13 pm

It seems Edward Current, who made the above video, which I got from The Atheist Jew, doesn’t like God too much. I’m picking up a hint of sarcasm when Current says that in a world without God their would be no reason to help the poor and natural disasters would not kill thousands at random.

Current’s argument against divine benevolence is based on that the fact that a good God would never allow such awful things to occur. Rorschach would likely disagree with that, and so would I, though I can’t explain why He does. This brings us back to theodicy, which last year I called the “black hole of theological clarity.”

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