Are these first three assertions of faith rational?
Many think that the answer is no.
But, as I have already pointed to, is this really a complete list?
I am not sure everything is as obvious as some skeptics believe.
Mostly because outside of theism, I am not entirely sure what evil is in the first place.
Or why exactly we should care about pain.
What we seek is meaning, after all.
In fact, some philosophers go even further. Not only do they think that defending these three ideas as compatible is irrational, they believe that the problem is so acute that it makes belief in God irrational. It is no longer merely a defense that theism has to muster; it is an offense that makes theism a violation of reason.
-Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale, Why Suffering?