Monday, June 22, 2009

devastated conventional belief

"God's power is infinite -- whatever he wills is executed. But neither man nor any other animal is happy, therefore he does not will their happiness. Epicurus's old questions are yet unanswered: is he both able and willing to prevent evil? Then whence cometh evil?"
- David Hume [1711-1776]

An earlier reference to Hume here. An earlier reference to Epicurus here.