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Arguments against hardcore Christian beliefs:
The problem of evil

Does it really seem likely that our universe was created by a God who is both all-powerful and all-"Good" (in any humanly meaningful sense)?

Note: By "the problem of evil," I am referring to "natural evil" as well as "evil" in whatever moral sense you may use the word.

The "argument from evil" is often said to be an argument for atheism. However, it's really an argument only against those forms of theism which (like Christianity) believe in a single God who is both all-powerful and all-"Good." It's NOT a philosophical problem for Deists (who believe in an impersonal God) or for polytheists (who believe in multiple deities who may be powerful, but not all-powerful).

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