"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil--that takes religion."
- Steven Weisberg
"If you don't believe in God, evil is meaningless."
- Michael Heller (recent winner of the Templeton prize and a different person than the author of "The Gridlock Economy" discussed yesterday).
"That God is necessary to appreciate evil and suffering is a hubris that flies in the face of what we know of the ordinary communal life of human beings."
- Robert Justin Lipkin (at the Ratio Juris blog).