Ryan Stringer’s “Evil and Skeptical Theism”

The following was just published in the Secular Web’s Modern Library:

“Evil and Skeptical Theism” by Ryan Stringer

Abstract:

In this paper I critique a response to atheistic arguments from evil that has been called “skeptical theism.” I start by formulating a simple atheistic argument from evil and briefly justifying its two premises. Then I defend the argument against a skeptical theist’s potential response. First, I indirectly defend my argument by arguing that skeptical theism is both intrinsically implausible and has problematic consequences, which makes it an unreasonable response. Second, I directly defend my argument by presenting arguments supporting its second premise. I conclude that skeptical theism does not undermine my argument.

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Index: The Evidential Argument from Physical Minds (APM)
Draper on Pain and Pleasure: Part 4
Index: Draper's Evidential Argument from Pain and Pleasure
G&T Rebuttal, Part 6: Chapter 7
About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.


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