Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The problem of pleasure

From Faith & Reason at USA Today:
Famed atheist Richard Dawkins appeared on The Colbert Report Wednesday night promoting his new book on evolution, The Greatest Show on Earth.

His conversation with Stephen Colbert went something like this:
Dawkins: "You asked me for the evidence for evolution, where's the evidence for God?"

Colbert: "Reese's Peanut Butter Cups."
I'm inclined to agree with Colbert.

More, 10/7, from Gene Edward Veith:
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup post made me recall a C. S. Lewis quip, which together formed this thought:

If the problem of pain is a difficult philosophical and theological problem—how could a just God allow the existence of so much pain in the world?—surely there must also be an equally difficult problem of pleasure: How could a just God allow the existence of so much pleasure in the world? ....
Update, 10/7: the addition to the post from Veith inspired me to steal his title.

Dawkins vs. Colbert: Seeing God in PB and chocolate - Faith & Reason, The problem of pleasure — Cranach: The Blog of Veith

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