Lack of belief occurs when doubt about a matter has been strongly justified from multiple angles. I’m going to set out to illustrate why a lack of belief occurs toward the Christian conception of God as well as within Theism in general. I plan to do this in a series of posts and my arguments will not necessarily be ranked from what I personally think are the most to least convincing. They all have their own merit in my mind.

These arguments of course are not dealing in the plausibility of God’s existence, they grant this for now in order to illustrate the logical problems that ensue.

Lack of Logical Congruity  (No bridge for fairness and therefore absurdity stands)

Argument from Incompetence & Contradiction

a.) God creates a world, is said not to will evil and is all-wise

b.) God creates humans that deviate from his will not to do evil

c.) Since God is all-wise then he knew this would occur

d.) Therefore, God wills evil and contradicts his own desires!

(Calvinism accepts these contentions and this conclusion, it is assumed that God is still good in light of this. So it is that even if humans do not sit well in this regard, tough luck, we do not have a say in this matter. God’s goodness becomes arbitrary and based upon his own whims and desires. Allow me to illustrate below:)

Argument from Incompetence & Contradiction (type 2)

a.) God creates a world, is said not to be evil and is all-wise

b.) God creates humans that deviate from his implied goodness

c.) Since God is all-wise then he knew this would occur

d.) Therefore God wills evil and contradicts his own implied goodness

(This argument is unable to differentiate God’s implied goodness from this alleged notion that he is not evil. Good and evil become arbitrary in this scenario.)

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