|Turned up to eleven: Fair and Balanced|
Monday, December 10, 2001
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? (Epicurus)
Taken from Positive Atheism Magazine. I have used this refutation of JHVH many times in conversation, but never new its source till I saw this web site. I have never heard a decent refutation of this argument. I realize that it is not "proof" that there is no God, but it seems to me like a pretty solid argument not to waste time worrying about it.