Problem of Evil: an introduction



Epicurus — kicking God's arse since 300 B.C. !



The problem of evil is one of the best and most debated philosophical arguments against the existence of god. Actually in my opinion, it is the best argument ever! A modern version of this argumet is follows something like this: Let, God be defined as an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, ontologically basic, non-contingent, disembodied mental entity.

1. If god is Omnibenevolent, he would want to prevent evil.

2. If god is omniscient he would know every possible way in which evil may occur.

3. If god is omnipotent then he would act in every possible way in order to prevent evil from manifesting in every possible way.

4. God is non-contingent which means god is either necessary (necessarily true) or impossible (necessarily false).

5. Assuming god as a necessarily true existent being, god exist necessarily in all possible worlds.

6. In a world E, (subjective, objective or gratuitous) Evil exist. In that world E, also god exist.

7. God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent which leads to a contradiction with manifestation of Evil in the world E.

8. Therefore according to proof by contradiction, such a god is impossible to exist.

9. Therefore, God does not exit.

Here I just presented a general version of the argument. As I read more about this topic, sophisticated arguments and their implications will follow through.
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Anthropomorphic Allah

Often it appears that muslims think they know and have all the rights to explain christianity for christians. Imagine muslims lecturing christians why Jesus couldn't be a god since he had human attributes. I find it quite funny when Islamic preachers throw challenge to christians asking for a bible verse where Jesus claimed to be god yet try to downplay the same problem in their own religion. I can turn the table and accuse muslims of worshipping a deity who, according to Quran and Hadith, has physical attributes. We could draw quite a similitude — Just like trinitarian christians wholeheartedly accept Jesus' divinity despite him being a human, muslims consider islamic god Allah unique even though some verses of the Quran and multiple Hadiths indicate anthropomorphipm.

Allah has a face, hands, fingers, shin. Allah has an eye, foot also. Allah goes up because he has a place to stay and sit. What goes up must come down therefore allah descends!

Of course, muslims vehemently deny all these features and resort to semantic gymnastics in order to explain away the Mutashabihat... unclear, ambiguous verses.

According to the islamic scholars, there are three ways of understanding the mutashabihat Quranic verses and hadiths:

1. Tafwid which basically means uttering: "allah knows best" because we are clueless. The companions of Muhammad as well as classical scholars held the position that only allah has full knowledge of these ambiguous verses.

2. Ta’wil which means ‘figurative interpretation within the parameters of classical Arabic usage. It is to claim that these are all metaphorical or poetical figure of speech etc. Muslims who like to defend their religion generally adopt this position. After all, who likes to appear clueless in a debate? And lastly,

3. Tashbih or anthropomorphic literalism. More specifically Tasjim, meaning ascribing bodily characteristics to god. Most muslims do not agree with it except perhaps some fringe minority.

In order for allah to see or do certain things, it need not have to posses eyes, foot, hands etc. This is a collective Mind projection fallacy which was committed by the then pagan idol worshipping society. Muhammad demanded everyone should accept him as the messenger of this pagan deity and modified the deity to suit abrahamic god. But he couldn't refrain himself from humanizing this deity since it was after all, a projection of his own mind.
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Necrophilia in Islam

1. Islamic Legal Fatwa: Necrophilia now halal says Sheikh Abdelbari Zamzami

2. Sexual intercourse with dead bodies is ok in Islam and is religiously permissible - Reddit thread on r/exmuslim: http://redd.it/psn5l
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Sexy virgins for muslims

Oh Mo, bribing your horny followers with promises of poon, eh?

LOL I love how Muslim culture is obsessed with modesty even though Mo used some pretty pornographic language to tempt his followers to do his bidding. Here are just some descriptions of the hoor al-ayn:

PERKY BOOBIES, YAY!

A houri is a girl of tender age, having large breasts which are round (pointed), and not inclined


At-Tirmizi, Volume Two

NO "WIZARD SLEEVE" VAG FOR YOU MY FRIEND... ONLY THE BEST! (psst...Viagra pills included!!!!)

Every one of them will have a pleasant vagina and he (the man) will have sexual organ that does not bend down during sexual intercourse (perpetual erection).


Imam Ghazzali: Ihya Uloom Ed-Din, Vol. 4

lol WHAT IS THIS OBSESSION THAT MO HAD WITH UNBROKEN HYMENS?

Wherein both will be those (maidens) restraining their glances upon their husbands, whom no man or jinn yatmithhunna (has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse) before them.


Qur'an 55:56- Muhsin Khan

DAT BONE MARROW!

...everyone will have two wives from the houris, (who will be so beautiful, pure and transparent that) the marrow of the bones oftheir legs will be seen through the bones and the flesh.


Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 476

JANNAH IS A BIG BROTHEL

Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them....


Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 402

lol as they say, "sex sells" :D

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Check out the 72 virgins !!
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What is Big Bang?

The Big Bang theory says nothing about the origin of the Universe.

BBT is the expansion of Universe from its earlier, hot, dense state.

1. The definition of Big Bang from NASA's website.

2. The big bang was NOT a fireworks display! It wasn't like a bomb explosion.

3. If the whole Universe is infinitely large now, then it was always infinite...including during the Big Bang as well !!

4. Sascha Vongehr explains the theory of Big Bang.

5. Evidence of the Big Bang with some yet to be resolved problems and their implications.
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Cosmological Criticism: Bibliography

0a. Mapping the Kalam: commonsenseatheism.com

0b. The Kalam argument, .pdf

0c. Cosmological Arguments, Iron Chariots Wiki

1a. Must the Beginning of the Universe have a Personal Cause? commonsenseatheism.com

1b. Kalam Cosmological Argument. Disprove it on r/DebateAChristian

1c. The Grumpy Anti-theist: Kalam Defense Showing More Failure. blogspot.com

1e. Can the Standard Big Bang Model Describe the Origin of the Universe? « Debunking William Lane Craig wordpress.com

1f. What Happened Before the Big Bang? The New Philosophy of Cosmology, theatlantic.com

1g. Addressing Scott Clifton’s Response to the Kalam Argument, 12tuesday.com

2a. What is Big Bang? blogspot.com

2b. Borde, Vilenkin, Guth Theorem, .pdf

2c. Victor J. Stenger, The Fallacy of Fine Tuning: Why the Universe is not Designed for Us. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2011. pp. 127-30.

2d. Craig on Vilenkin on Cosmic Origins, commonsenseatheism.com

2e. Why physicists can't avoid a creation event, newscientist.com. Read full article on Scribed.com.

2f. Alan H. Guth, Cosmic Inflation, .pdf

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