A couple of things before we begin. I am a practical agnostic and a practical atheist, so I’m not about to argue in favor of any deity existing (not even Athena). But nor is it my intention, at least at this juncture, to argue the contrary. My dislike of rhetorical questions is unabated; I phrased the thread title as a question because I am hoping for a response. Okay?
Anyhow, here is what I am thinking. There are many reasons not to believe in God: the dearth of evidence for such a being, the logical contradictions inherent in an omnimax* being, and so on. But the moral objection-- the idea that if God existed, evils such as the Holocaust, the civil war in Rwanda, the earthquake in Haiti, et cetera – strikes me as flawed. All those things certainly weigh against a benovelent, New-Testatment-type creator existing, but not against ANY creator.
Cann anyway argue that the contrary? If so, I’d be pleased to hear it.