Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams
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Atheism and Consistency

I believe in God, and therefore my occasional, but quite real, problem is to deal with evil and suffering and its place in God's creation. Dennis Prager said yesterday that while I have to account for that, atheists have to account for everything else -- why is there something, rather than nothing -- how does such intricate interlacing come to be -- and on and on, as well as the problems of beauty, goodness, relationships, and justice.

But I'd suggest that the atheist has to account for any value placed on his objection to suffering, and any value placed on his assertion that certain things are evil.
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