Evolution and theodicy
One of the guilty pleasures of WaPo's new column on religious beliefs is watching Christianist shills get chewed on by the reality-based community. Read the comments section; it's delicious. Take Cal Thomas--please:
[I]f God is not the Author of life, then we are evolutionary accidents who may treat each other as we please.
Nonsense. Human capacities for good and evil both evolved in nature because they both had survival value.
That doesn't say that we, as individuals--modulo sociopaths incapable of empathy, like our Dear Leader--don't have the ability to choose good, or evil. We do.
So much for theodicy, eh? The perennial false problem of why a presumably benevolent God allows evil to exist vanishes as soon as you treat God as a product of the imagination.