SkepSun #20 (01_06_2013)

Happy New Year! Evil is a  problem, but  it’s especially so if an omniscient, omipotent, and omnibenevolent being is supposed to be running show. We’ll hear how three smart, young theistic philosophers of religion discuss the argument from evil against God from a recent video produced by the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame University. The answer may have to do with free will (more on that next week) or, perhaps, trying to understand God is like a dog trying to understand the mind of Newton and we should just give up.  We’ll hear Luke Muehlhauser talk to philosopher Scott Sehon about the “God is mysterious” response to the Problem of Evil, also known as “Skeptical Theism” from his podcast “Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot.” Finally, for a tongue-in-cheek look at the question, we defer to the great Edward Current.  We start off the proceedings as we do each week with Freethought Radio from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. We hear about how FFRF’s solstice sign was vandalized last month in Wilkes Barre, PA and Dan interviews Ed and Michael Buckner, co-authors of the new book, In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide To Religious Liberty.

http://dl.dropbox.com/s/g19h1hfhy779tbx/SkepSun_01_06_2013.mp3

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