My Last Anthology: The Incompatibility of God and Horrendous Suffering

I just finished my own contributions for my last anthology, tentatively titled, The Incompatibility of God and Horrendous Suffering, to be published next year by Global Center for Religious Research. I'm done. It's time to enjoy life more. What a ride this has been! No more books. I've written all the books I want to write. I'm very grateful for my readers and your encouragement over the years. It has been very frustrating at times. But it has also been very rewarding knowing I made a difference to some degree. I'll still be here writing for my blog DC, Facebook, and Twitter, along with doing podcasts, speaking engagements, and debates, so no worries. I'm even thinking about doing some videos, we'll see. 

I didn't write a single chapter for Christianity in the Light of Science, and only one chapter for The End of ChristianityBut in this upcoming anthology I've written the Introduction plus five chapters! That's because I'm more of an expert on this problem than any other.

Today I finished my last chapter on Calvinism. I think it may be the best chapter I've ever written! Given God's pre-ordained decretive will he must agree. However, I might change my mind just to fuck with him. ;-) Below is the Table of Contents (subject to change). It's an excellent model for how philosophers, apologists, and theologians should've been discussing this problem decades ago. If you place this upcoming anthology next to Christianity is Not Great, you'll have everything needed to understand why we think it's worthwhile to debunk Christianity, and religion in general. 


The Incompatibility of God and Horrendous Suffering

Foreword by N.N. Trakakis

Introduction, by John Loftus

Part 1 Philosophical and Apologetical Issues 

1. John Loftus, Placing Horrendous Suffering in Context

2. William Patterson, The Problem of Unequal Suffering

3. John Loftus, The Problem of Animal Suffering

4. Darren Slade, The Problem of Childhood Suffering

5. Vitaly Malkin, The Problem of the Jewish Holocaust

6. Franz Kiekeben, The Reality of Senseless Suffering

7. John Loftus, On Making Excuses for God

8. David Kyle Johnson, Refuting Skeptical Theism 

 Part 2 Theological and Religious Issues

9. Robert Price, Theodicy: The Idiocy

10. John Loftus, The Abject Failure of the God of Creation, Revelation, and Redemption

11. David Eller, Pious Pain: Self-Harm as Religious Work and Religious Good

12. Mark Gura, Karma, Reincarnation, Gurus, and Suffering in the Buddhist Tradition

13. Taner Edis, Doubt and Submission: Why Evil is a Minor Problem for Islam

14. John Loftus, The Awful Controlling Damning Lying Calvinist God

Part 3 Biblical, Historical and Personal Issues

15. William A. Zingrone, The Suffering Caused by Faith

16. Dan Barker, Supernatural Evil

17. David Madison, Bible Horror Tales That’ll Chill You to the Bone 

18. David Madison, Does Suffering Make Any Sense in Genesis, Job, Ecclesiastes, the Gospels, or Anywhere Else in the Bible?

19. Michael Paulkovich, The Ascent and Reign of the Christian Behemoth

20. Dale W. O’Neal, The Making and Unmaking of a Christian Zealot