Problem of Evil as Raised by Amoralists

  • February 9, 2023

Sometimes an atheist argues against the existence of God based on the problem of evil, while believing that there is such a thing as objective evil. The standard explanation of the apparent inconsistency here is that the atheist is arguing on the assumption that there is objective good and evil. I used to think this was a perfectly satisfactory story about what the atheist is doing. But no longer.