…y stuff I’m a God believer, and as such it’s on me to have some way of answering that old chestnut, “Why would a perfectly good, perfectly loving, and infinitely merciful God create a world with [insert horrible thing such as insects that eat children’s eyes, earthquakes, asteroid strikes, floods, fires, famine, SARS-CoV-2, Tucker Carlson, whatever] in it?” without making God completely impersonal.¹
I’m an atheist myself, though a very apathetic one. I lack belief in any gods, but that’s me. I’ve never wanted to argue about it, because my experiences are mine and yours are yours, and that’s fine.
But speaking to the problem of evil, I’ve sometimes wondered about Occam’s razor. Wouldn’t it make sense, if preconditions don’t allow for evil, to remove some of the preconditions?
I mean what if God weren’t perfectly loving, just very loving?
What if God weren’t all knowing but actually had some small limits on his knowledge.
What if God weren’t all powerful, just very powerful?
Doesn’t that all but eliminate the problem of evil?
I realize it would turn much Christian theology on its head, but don’t things need a good turning once in awhile? ;-)