The Existence Of God Is A Delusion

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The infamous atheist philosopher, Richard Dawkins, once said that the concept of God is a “delusion” and that it is “something people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.” I disagree with Dawkin’s statement as the existence of God can be proved by the existence of evil as one cannot exist without the other. I believe that the existence of evil proves that God exists as it was this argument that led former atheist; the Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis, to believe in the existence of God- “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else” a quote by C.S. Lewis (Lewis, Proof that God exists).
C.S. Lewis did not believe that God exists because of all the pain and suffering that was occurring in the world at that time. Atheists often use the injustices and suffering in the world such as deaths of innocent civilians due natural disasters, wars, murder etc. as evidence for the disprove of God. C.S. Lewis realised that it was in fact the “injustices” or “evil” in the world that proved God’s existence:
“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?...Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I did
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