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  2. I always thought the crux of the matter has less to do with the problem of evil and more with ego: would the atheist be willing to humble himself in full submission, as in put his face to the ground, if it were true to him that he owes his existence to a supreme Creator?


  3. Actually, a world full of pain and suffering makes perfect sense if you’re an atheist. Nature can be brutal and humans are as subject to it as any other creature. It’s when one starts to claim that it was created by a supreme being with a divine plan where it stops making sense. There’s certainly little plan or benefit to be found when a baby dies from cancer. It does make sense that a person faced with pain and suffering would imagine a place without either, but that doesn’t make it any more than wishful thinking.

    I agree that calamity can be an opportunity to make the world better through compassion and mercy, but no deity is required for that. We humans can do it all on our own.


  4. Reminds me of this quote from C.S. Lewis,

    “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”

    — Mere Christianity

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  5. so, per the argument in the OP, there has to be misery to have mercy, compassion and patience exist. If this “Jannah” world doesn’t have misery, then it doesn’t have the other concepts. A perfect world without compassion, mercy, patience seems rather imperfect.

    This belief that misery is needed makes this god less than the omnipotent loving entity that is often claimed by theists. It also shows just how selfish believers must be to find it good for others to suffer so they can practice their compassion, mercy, on them to get their magic afterlife present.


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