To even employ the word evil…

One must presuppose an absolute moral standard to even employ the word “evil” in a comprehensible fashion. However, an absolute standard of morality is impossible unless God exists. If there is no God, both good and evil are strictly relative concepts and by-products of cultural conditions and sociological-political-psychological factors. If God does not exist, there is no “problem” of evil. What is, is and no more can be said.

Craig Parton, from Religion on Trial, p. 79

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