‘Problem of Evil’ is Philosophy Café topic – April 13

A tornado flattens a small town and Brian Sutton concludes that God might not exist. With the tragic warfare and strife these days, it is as good a time as any to ask whether so much suffering can be considered as evidence against God’s existence. UWGB Prof. Sutton of Humanistic Studies and English composition will help consider different permutations of the historic “Problem of Evil” — the idea that an all-powerful and all-good God could not make a world where random suffering occurs. This argument takes many forms. Sutton Brian walks helps to consider the objections and other questions raised by this important issue. Sutton asks that you bring a friend, a good nature, and an open mind, in grappling with the complex and exciting Problem of Evil. Philosophers Café takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at St. Brendan’s Inn (234 S. Washington St., Green Bay). Note this is a topic and location change from the website. Questions can be directed to Chris Martin, martinc@uwgb.edu.