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Jan
08
2016

Atheodicy and the Impossibility of God: Introduction


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Tom Flynn
Opening a discussion of the problem of evil as a proof for God’s nonexistence.

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Jan
08
2016

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Theodicy Riddle?


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Susan Jacoby
God’s proposed attributes simply can’t be reconciled with the presence of evil. But that only poses new moral challenges for atheists.

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Jan
08
2016

Evil God and Mirror Theodicies


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Stephen Law
Most theodicies that defend a good god have mirror twins that defend an evil god.

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Jan
08
2016

Evil Gods and Evil Men: Some Limits in the Debate


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By David Koepsell
If we choose to pave our way through suffering with labels such as like “good” and “evil,” we should not expect this to alter our suffering.

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Jan
08
2016

Is It Wrong to Accept God’s Gift of Salvation?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By James A. Metzger
How dare the materially privileged bask in the promise of salvation when others don’t have the advantages they enjoy in this world?

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Jan
08
2016

Auschwitz and Evil: My Experience Growing Up as the Son of a Survivor


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Edward Tabash
All gratuitous suffering makes God’s existence unlikely, but the towering suffering of the Holocaust places it in high relief.

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Jan
08
2016

Why John Hick’s Solution to the Problem of Evil Makes God Monstrous


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Shadia B. Drury
Far from defending the goodness of God, Hick’s portrait of God is so repellent that human decency requires denouncing him without reservation.

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Jan
08
2016

Is One Person’s Theodicy Another’s Anthropodicy? Preliminary Considerations


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Anthony B. Pinn
“. . . In light of a general optimism on the part of atheists regarding human capacity for good (and evil), how do atheists explain crushing moral evil?”

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Jan
08
2016

Atheodicy and the Impossibility of God: Epilogue


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Judy Walker and Tom Flynn
The necessity of atheodicy—and why humanists and atheists who’ve been harmed by religion will see it most clearly.

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Jan
08
2016

China’s One-Child Policy: A Requiem


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 36 issue 2
By Tom Flynn
Even China was unprepared to do what will be necessary to not just stop population growth but to reduce human numbers to a sustainable level.

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