it is merely quiet and goes unnoticed most of the time – as anyone who has experienced the unnoticed goodness of an unpresuming silent saint knows… Evil is not greater than good, it simply makes more noise. Indeed, suffering has a way of dominating our attention and warping our normal perception of things, for it…Details
A dangerous and paradoxically true discussion occurs in The Brothers Karamazov, between Aloysha and Ivan. Forgive my extensive quotation of Ivan as an introduction to my smattering of thoughts… “What do I care that none are to blame and that I know it — I need retribution, otherwise I will destroy myself. And retribution not…Details
The most unknowing responses to the cosmological argument for the existence of God (flying spaghetti monsters, Zeus, and Thor; “who created God?”) are probably just as likely to stem from theistic misinterpretations of what God is than from actual ignorance of the argument being made – irritating as they may be. Feser knocks it out…Details
Previous experiments agree, showing that atheists become emotionally aroused when daring God to do terrible things.
Karl Rahner was right…
r/philosophy posted a great weekly discussion last week that theists have already taken to heart in the Via Negativa. Sharon Street, who I am beginning to love for her mere effort, is broken down for dummies: The argument that I’ll be summarizing in this thread is Street’s variation on the problem of evil from this…Details