Faith and Philosophy 37 (4):421-450 (2020)

Blake McAllister
Hillsdale College
Whether evil provides evidence against the existence of God, and to what degree, depends on how things seem to the subject—i.e., on one’s perspective. I explain three ways in which adopting an atheistic perspective can increase support for atheism via considerations of evil. The first is by intensifying the common sense problem of evil by making evil seem gratuitous or intrinsically wrong to allow. The second is by diminishing the apparent fit between theism and our observations of evil. The third is by lowering the initial plausibility of theism. I call this “the perspectival problem of evil” and argue that skeptical theism does not fully address it.
Keywords Problem of Evil  Common Sense Problem of Evil  Skeptical Theism  Seemings  Religious trauma
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