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Atheist: I'll 'turn Christian' if evil explained

(CHRISTIAN POST) — Atheist philosopher Dr. Alex Rosenberg told Christian theologian Dr. William Lane Craig, and those attending a debate on the existence of God, both at Purdue University and online during a live webcast Friday evening, that he would “turn Christian” if Craig could explain why God would allow evil.

“In all honesty, if Dr. Craig could provide me with any kind of a logical, coherent account that could reconcile the evident fact of the horrors of human and infer human life on this planet over the last 3.5 billion years with the existence of a benevolent, omnipotent agent then I will turn Christian,” Rosenberg said at the conclusion of his first allotted rebuttal.

Rosenberg prefaced his promise by saying that evil and suffering “needs to be desperately explained.” He asked why a benevolent, omnipotent God would allow such human tragedies as the Holocaust, World War I, and the bubonic plague. He said he found the question perplexing.