Reasons for the rise of atheism: the Problem of Evil (AP9)

Evil can be seen in many forms.  From the spreading of hurtful gossip to the mass torture and execution of prisoners, from a common cold through to the most dreadful diseases, from homes being flooded to earthquakes causing the death of thousands. For religious believers in the God of classical theism (Christianity, Islam and Judaism)… Read More Reasons for the rise of atheism: the Problem of Evil (AP9)

Religious responses to the rise of atheism: the problem of evil (AP10)

The problem of evil is perhaps the most challenging problem faced by theists.  Why does God allow evil?  The atheist response that God does not exist and so cannot stop evil provides a compelling argument against theism, but for nearly the whole history of Christianity, theologians have sought to justify why God would allow evil.… Read More Religious responses to the rise of atheism: the problem of evil (AP10)