On Monday we have the privilege of hosting renowned philosopher Dr. Stephen Law, who will be presenting his Evil God Challenge, a talk based on his paper of the same name. Law proposes that the arguments theists employ for the existence of an all-good God can be changed to also argue for an all-evil God: for example the problem of evil becomes the problem of good. If this is true, then theists must either accept an all-evil God is just as probable as an all-good God, or abandon their arguments.
Stephen Law is a Senior Lecturer at Heythrop College, London, the Editor of the general-public philosophy journal Think, and a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association – as well as the author of many introductory books on philosophy.
It’s certain to be an interesting talk and will be followed by a Q&A, after which we will be going to the pub. The event will be on Monday in Nuffield LT/A (the main lecture theatre in the centre) at 19:00.