If a god exists that is all-powerful and all-loving, then why is there evil in the world – particularly natural evils such as genetic and acquired diseases, birth defects, predators, and natural disasters?
August Berkshire, Minnesota’s leading ‘Friendly Atheist’, has spent the past 25 years discussing these issues with religious people and has compiled a list of their top 15 responses. Come judge for yourself if these explanations hold water, or if they are 15 more holes in the boat of religion.
August is a past member of the Humanists of Minnesota board of directors, a past president of Minnesota Atheists, and a past vice president of Atheist Alliance International. He was the recipient of our 2009 Outstanding Humanist award. His website is: AugustBerkshire.com.