CA81 Skeptical Theism



We discuss several reasons to doubt skeptical theism, including Paul Draper’s objection, phenomenal conservatism, divine silence during tragedies, Pandora’s box, and moral paralysis.
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S = some facts about suffering
I = the hypothesis of indifference
T = the hypothesis of theism
 
(1) Pr(S/I) = quite high
(2) Pr(S/T) = quite low
(3) Therefore, Pr(S/I) > Pr(S/T)
(4) Therefore, S is evidence is that favors indifference over theism
 
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00:00-03:32 Evidential arguments from evil
03:33-06:38 The theological premise
06:39-08:59 Skeptical theism
09:00-13:32 Concrete examples of gratuitous suffering
13:33-15:31 Draper’s objection
15:32-17:28 Phenomenal conservatism
17:29-21:02 Moral unintelligibility
21:03-22:59 Divine silence during tragedies
23:00-30:25 Pandora’s box, reliable cognitive faculties, & moral paralysis
30:26-36:12 Conclusion

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