Does the problem of evil provide an insurmountable objection to belief in God? Speaking of God, what if the nature of the divine being that exists is supremely evil rather than good? If it were, would we know? I discuss these and other issues with the esteemed public philosopher Stephen Law. ?
Stephen Law’s Evil God Challenge. In Under Four Minutes. With Animation. And my response.
Respected atheist philosopher Stephen Law may be best known for his Evil God Challenge. I would explain it to you but Stephen just produced this excellent animated video (starring a reasonable facsimile of the man himself) which unpacks the argument in under four minutes: While the evil God argument is one of the most intriguing recent developments […]
Morriston on the evil god hypothesis
Earlier this week Walter forwarded the link to a 2004 article by Wes Morriston which nicely summarizes the problem with Stephen Law’s evil god argument. Before we get to that however, let’s recap the argument. Law argued against the existence of God (or what we can call “good god”) by pointing out that the believer in a […]
Evil God at Chez Alice
Spencer offered the following summary of Stephen Law’s Evil God argument: 1) Either EG can be rationally rejected on the basis of observational evidence or not. 2) If EG can be rationally rejected on the basis of observational evidence, then GG can also be rejected on the basis of observational evidence (and hence the POE […]
Where Stephen Law goes wrong with his evil god argument
The Atheist Missionary asked me to respond to Stephen Law’s evil god argument. His challenge came with an extended quote from Law. I’ve quoted the most important parts below: “Most people will happily conclude there’s no evil god purely on the basis of the evidential problem of good (whether or not there are other reasons […]