This will be my first of many posts on this argument. I believe it to be the strongest argument in support of atheism. If you are unfamiliar with it, allow me to explain it as simply as I can.
The POE is basically asserting that evil should not be able to exist if a God is all loving. I am not convinced by an argument right off the bat, so I did look into it for a fair bit of time. I came to my own conclusion: if objective moral values exist, then God exists. If evil exists, then God created it. I believe that creating evil itself is the worst sin of all. It is concluded that God is not able to sin, because sinning would be falling short of a perfect act. So if we are able to conclude that creating evil itself is the worst sin(or any type of sin), then God would not have been able to create it. Since he is falling short of a perfect act. This can be explain in a syllogism that I formulated:
- P1: If evil exists, then God created it.
- P2: By simple assertion, it is at the very least considered a sin.
- P3: God cannot sin.
- C: Following premises 1-3, God cannot create objective moral values since this would include making evil.
This is the conclusion I have come to after considering this argument. Perhaps if this seems fallacious, I will change my mind. But for the time being, it is my stance and the main reason why I believe atheism to be true. If you think you can prove it false, then feel free to comment. I’m always open to consideration.