51. How Do Atheists Deal with the Problem of Evil?
Sami Pihlström [+]
University of Helsinki
The reality of evil is, according to many atheists, one of the strongest reasons for rejecting any theistic belief in an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God. The chapter discusses the argument from evil in its atheistic employment, while also drawing attention to the opposition between theodicism and antitheodicism, which can be argued to cut across the one between theism and atheism.