Opening a discussion of the problem of evil as a proof for God’s nonexistence.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Theodicy Riddle?
God’s proposed attributes simply can’t be reconciled with the presence of evil. But that only poses new moral challenges for atheists.
Evil God and Mirror Theodicies
Most theodicies that defend a good god have mirror twins that defend an evil god.
Evil Gods and Evil Men: Some Limits in the Debate
If we choose to pave our way through suffering with labels such as like “good” and “evil,” we should not expect this to alter our suffering.
Is It Wrong to Accept God’s Gift of Salvation?
How dare the materially privileged bask in the promise of salvation when others don’t have the advantages they enjoy in this world?
Auschwitz and Evil: My Experience Growing Up as the Son of a Survivor
All gratuitous suffering makes God’s existence unlikely, but the towering suffering of the Holocaust places it in high relief.
Why John Hick’s Solution to the Problem of Evil Makes God Monstrous
Far from defending the goodness of God, Hick’s portrait of God is so repellent that human decency requires denouncing him without reservation.
Is One Person’s Theodicy Another’s Anthropodicy? Preliminary Considerations
“. . . In light of a general optimism on the part of atheists regarding human capacity for good (and evil), how do atheists explain crushing moral evil?”
Atheodicy and the Impossibility of God: Epilogue
The necessity of atheodicy—and why humanists and atheists who’ve been harmed by religion will see it most clearly.