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Is an All-Evil God as Likely as an All-Good God?


In the combox to a post on another subject, reader Eric asked for my opinion of philosopher Stephen Law’s article “The evil-god challenge.” I had not then read the article and did not have time to do so at that moment, but I commented briefly on the summary of Law’s views that Eric provided. To my surprise, Law posted a response to my (somewhat dashed off) comments in the same combox a couple of weeks later. I did not bother to reply, because Law’s remarks seemed themselves obviously dashed off and unserious – he misspelled my name four times and in two different ways, seemed uninterested in trying to understand... Read More


Skeptic Bart Ehrman on Whether Jesus Really Existed

We've devoted many articles on this site to "Mythicism", the belief that Jesus of Nazareth... Read More


Why You Continually Need a First Cause for Your Existence

NOTE: Today we continue an occasional series of exchanges between Catholic theologian Dr.... Read More


Is the Kalam Cosmological Argument a Sound Proof for God?

NOTE: A couple weeks ago, we kicked off a new series of posts where we'll introduce one of... Read More


René Girard and Unveiling the Mono-Myth

René Girard, one of the most influential Catholic philosophers in the world, died last week... Read More


Does the Bible Say All Atheists are Intellectually Dishonest?

We’ve been discussing the thesis that human beings have a natural inclination toward theism,... Read More


Are Religious Kids Really Less Altruistic?

Heard about that scientific study which scientifically shows non-religious kids are scientifically... Read More


Does Science Make God Irrelevant?

Does God still matter? This is the question that seems to be at the heart of the modern debate... Read More


Do Atheists Simply Repress Their Knowledge of God?

Christian apologist Greg Koukl, appealing to Romans 1:18-20, says that the atheist is “denying... Read More


Reason’s Bunker: The One-Sidedness of the Modern Mind

St. Justin Martyr, a second century philosopher and Christian apologist, once reflected that... Read More


Theism Without Religion and Atheism With It

“Religion” is typically considered as a “belief system” or a “structure of beliefs... Read More