Friday, September 28, 2012

"Evil God" as Incoherent

Lighthouse, Holland State Park (MI)

Months ago, at Oxford University, theistic philosopher William Lane Craig debated Oxford atheist philosopher Stephen Law on the existence of God. In the debate Law presented his "evil God" argument against the existence of God using, among other things, a reverse free will defense.

I made a post on Law's website arguing that the notion of "evil God" is incoherent; there is not an isomorphism between omnibenevolent God and greatest possible evil God.

Here's a post by an ex-atheist who saw Law present his argument, and found the idea of "evil God" incoherent - "Exploring Stephen Law’s Evil God Challenge."We'll be hearing more about this, since Law is on the lecture circuit presenting this argument.