The Problems of Evil, Part 4: The Atheist Problem of Evil


On Wednesday, June 30, I concluded my four-week series titled “The Problems of Evil” at my home church, Central Assembly of God, in Springfield, Missouri. In the video below, I talk about the atheist problem of evil. Using C. S. Lewis’s moral argument from “Mere Christianity”–where it’s titled “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe”–I argue that atheism cannot account for the moral intuition that some things are objectively good or evil. If the moral distinction between good and evil is objective, however, then atheism cannot account for the way the world in fact is. The first part of the video deals with Lewis, the last–and most interesting part–is Q&A. As you’ll see if you watch this video, I still have some work to do on the middle part.

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