It’s back! The Weekly Roundup has returned from its hiatus since earlier this summer. Since I was responsible for the August 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival, I suspended work on the Roundup to prepare for that. But that has been submitted and so I’ll resume the Roundup!
Late in August, @AlchemistNon published a post on the problem of horrific suffering as it relates to Christian theism. His argument is that if the Christian God existed, then he would desire for us to experience “pure relational goods,” i.e. goods that exist without any potential for evil. Since those pure relational goods are not part of our experience, this suggests the non-existence of God. That’s a very rough summary of the piece so you should probably read it to appreciate all the ins-and-outs of his perspective.