LINK: Does Moralistic Religion Promote Human Sacrifice and Other Moralistic Violence?

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LINK: A New Problem of Evil: Authority and the Duty of Interference

Abstract: The traditional problem of evil sets theists the task of reconciling two things: God and evil. I argue that theists face the more difficult task of reconciling God and evils that God is specially obligated to prevent. Because of His authority, God's obligation to curtail evil goes far beyond our Samaritan duty to prevent evil when doing so isn't overly hard. Authorities owe their subjects a positive obligation to prevent certain evils; we have a right against our authorities that they … [Read more...]

LINK: The Problem of Animal Pain and Suffering

Abstract: Here I discuss some theistic responses to the problem of animal pain and suffering with special attention to Michael Murray’s presentation in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw. The neo-Cartesian defenses he describes are reviewed, along with the appeal to nomic regularity and Murray’s emphasis on the progression of the universe from chaos to order. It is argued that despite these efforts to prove otherwise the problem of animal suffering remains a serious threat to the belief that an all … [Read more...]

Off-Topic: America Needs to Have Just Two Time Zones and the World Should Follow Suit

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John Oliver on Donald Trump #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

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Sign the Petition to Facebook CEO to Stop Deleting Arab Atheist Pages

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Wes Morriston’s God and the Ontological Foundation of Morality

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LINK: Alvin Plantinga’s Turnaround Argument from Evil

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