There is No God

Mon, Mar 25

In our last class, we considered arguments that we can demonstrate to every rational person that God exists.  In this session we consider natural a-theology: arguments that no rational person should believe that a god exists.  In particular, we will focus on the Problem of Evil.  To guide our thinking, we will consider a real-world tragedy: the New London School explosion.  We'll also consider one of the most important meditations on evil in the history of literature: Ivan's "Rebellion" speech in Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.

Key Concepts: Theodicy, Free Will Defense, Natural Evils