Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quote: Frank Turek on Evil and the Existence of God

"Evil is like rust in a car: If you take all of the rust out of a car, you have a better car; if you take the car out of the rust, you have nothing.  Evil is like a cut in your finger: If you take the cut out of your finger, you have a better finger; if you take the finger out of the cut, you have nothing.  If other words, evil only makes sense against the backdrop of good.  That's why we often describe evil as negations of good things.  We say someone is immoral, unjust, unfair, dishonest, etc.

So evil can't exist unless good exists.  But good can't exist unless God exists.  In other words, there can be no objective evil unless there is objective good, and there can be no objective good unless God exists.  If evil is real-and we all know it is-then God exists."1

Checkout Turek's latest book, Stealing from God.  Our review is here.

Courage and Godspeed,
1. Frank Turek, Stealing from God, p. 117.

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