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Is there an evil god?

You are correct that the full Epicurean argument does not follow for a non-all-good deity. However, if the deity is all-powerful, then the standard argument against omnipotence is still viable; see ...
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Is there an evil god?

Yes, there is- according to Tom Waits, it's just god when he's drunk.
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Is there an evil god?

​If 6 million Jews had to die in the Holocaust in order to create the first Jewish state in 2000 years, is it good or bad? It's neither, it is just a part of an absolute plan. On the other hand, the ...
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Is there an evil god?

This has been a problem many philosophers and theologians have considered over the years. I'll sketch some brief introductions to some classic arguments that I find personally persuasive. Note: For ...
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Is there an evil god?

Arguments against supernatural claims One of the main arguments against supernatural claims in general is a lack of good evidence supporting the claim. The principle of parsimony (or Occam's razor) ...
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Is there an evil god?

what is the argument against the existence of an evil god? Isn't everything around us evidence for that argument? For example, don't you expect water to eventually boil if fire is put under it, ...
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Is there an evil god?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dystheism Dystheism (from Ancient Greek: δυσ-, romanized: dus-, lit. 'bad' and θεός theos "god") is the belief that a god ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

I am a bit psychotic (and a bit autistic), and I have at periods suffered from severe panic attacks: not a rational fear, whence rationalization can't help, it was/is a purely visceral thing. Namely, ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

The standard treatment is to have them speak to a religious authority, who consoles them and assures them that it’s only a misinterpretation of normal anxiety symptoms as being caused by a deity, that ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

This is philosophical only at the very beginning, and not new to you: You know it and I know it — there is no such deity. It is only in your head. The remainder of this post is advice following from ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

OMG (pun fully intended) aren't the ancient religions good at doing this to you? I have no more wisdom than the next guy but do consider these few things that have helped me, I also suffer PTSD and ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

Having not experienced PTSD myself, nor worked with people afflicted by it, nor suffered religion of any kind, I can still offer this attempt: In my personal experience, based on being somewhat past ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

The Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu text, offers insights that might help in addressing this situation. While it doesn't directly address post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or scrupulosity, it ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

Cognitive bias Recognising our cognitive biases can help us deal with fears of things that don't seem to exist. A bias towards unjustified fear helped us in ancient times, so evolution selected for ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

I deal with something very, very similar, where I fear the existence of hell given the religion that I grew up in. I grew up Muslim and came across seeming coincidences that seem extremely hard to ...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

Here is how I see it. When life delivers a punch, for whatever reason, or probably just by accident, we might develop this idea of the world being a dangerous place, populated by people who don't care,...
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How to not fear the supernatural?

Considering you are aware you need professional help, please take this speculation with a skeptical and critical mind. In order for this question to belong to this Philosophy group, I would formulate ...
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Do atheists bear the burden of proof in showing why/how the reasons presented by theists are unconvincing?

The proof of God's existence is similar to proof of paternity. Prior to 1900, before DNA and blood-typing, there was no definitive way to prove paternity other than testimony. Blood-typing (developed ...
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Do atheists bear the burden of proof in showing why/how the reasons presented by theists are unconvincing?

Do atheists bear the burden of proof in showing why/how the reasons presented by theists are unconvincing? Nah. Here is why. It is not "Christians VS Atheism". Is it? (Rhetorical). There ...
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