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Comment 23 by Schrodinger's Cat

I was struck recently by the fallaciousness of the argument of no less a person than Christopher Hitchens. He makes a damned good argument against a 'good' God by citing the sheer evil in the world. Fine, but its strange how that sheer evil magically disappears and becomes just the indifferent laws of nature when he then proposes the atheist answer. This is classic having one's cake and eating it. The 'evil' exists for refuting God.......but then mysteriously vanishes the moment God has been refuted. Clearly, if you believe that it's all just the indifferent laws of nature and good and evil are meaningless on a cosmic scale.........you cannot then rationally cite 'evil' as a reason why God doesn't exist !

All this argument shows is that God, if he is presumed to exist, is either evil or impotent. That's why Hitchens calls himself an anti-theist. If God did exist he would not be worthy of worship.

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:04:49 UTC | #852697