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Arguments against hardcore Christian beliefs:
The problem of evil
Does it really seem likely that our universe was created by a God who is both all-powerful and all-"Good" (in any humanly meaningful sense)?
Note: By "the problem of evil," I am referring to "natural evil" as well as "evil" in whatever moral sense you may use the word.
- Articles on the Argument from Evil on Secular Web (Internet Infidels)
- The Suffering of the Innocent in Issue 25 of Biblical Errancy
- Theodicy: The Problem of Evil on Bane of Monotheism by Vexen Crabtree, a British atheistic LaVeyan Satanist
- ... And God Against Them All in The Hardcore/Punk Guide to Christianity
- Yahweh Creates Evil on No, I'm Not a Christian -- Not Anymore!
- The Theory of Incompetent Design and Evolution, Creationism, and Alternate Worldviews
- Why the Christian God is Impossible on ExChristian.net
- Satanic Insects! The Golden Age and "Natural Evil" on Research and opinions on Jehovah's Witnesses
- Believe or die on The Archon
The "argument from evil" is often said to be an argument for atheism. However, it's really an argument only against those forms of theism which (like Christianity) believe in a single God who is both all-powerful and all-"Good." It's NOT a philosophical problem for Deists (who believe in an impersonal God) or for polytheists (who believe in multiple deities who may be powerful, but not all-powerful).