15 July 2008

Evil Without God

"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).

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