Posted: Nov 07, 2019 7:23 pm
by AlanF
aban57 wrote:Your argument is nothing new. Epicurus wrotre that, about 2300 years ago :

Yes, I"m aware of that. But much of my intended audience is too unsophisticated to understand Epicurus. That's why I'm breaking it down as simply as I know how. This avoids the problem of defining "evil" and shifts the burden to the reader in the sense that most everyone these days possesses what I call an "Eeewww factor", namely, an aversion to seeing the blood and gore of a leopard devouring a live wild boar.

Also, you seem to start with the premise that Christians can be sensible to rational arguments. Good luck finding convincing evidence for that.

I'm well aware of that, but many who read my essay will be ex-JWs who have already thrown off the thrall of their religious masters but still retain a Christian mindset.