Karl Barth, the most important theologian since Aquinas: "God is so far removed from our experience that one is even driven to question his very existence." // Was Barth's essentially agnostic philosophy owing to any real failure in the Bible to address the problem of evil in the world -- failure to answer 'How/why an almighty God of love permitted evil to exist even for a day?' Ctrl + click: http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/our-suffering/ then open the new tab in your…
A related view, which draws on the Taoist concept of yin-yang, allows that both evil and good have positive reality, but maintains that they are complementary opposites, where the existence of each is dependant on the existence of the other. Compassion, a valuable virtue, can only exist if there is suffering; bravery only exists if we sometimes face danger; self-sacrifice is called for only where others are in need. This is sometimes called the "contrast" argument.
Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil. I love that instead of using its hands, the monkey is using money. His facial expressions look indifferent, as if his money solves all of his problems and he doesn't really care about much else.
Hitchens' razor is a law in epistemology (philosophical razor), which states that the burden of proof or onus in a debate lies with the claim-maker, and if he or she does not meet it, the opponent does not need to argue against the unfounded claim.