Instead, the philosopher and former atheist, C. S. Lewis, found that evil and injustice, if anything, argue in favor of God's existence:
- "Just 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 that, then my argument against God collapsed too—for the argument depended on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my private fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist—in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless—I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality—namely my idea of justice—was full of sense."
We cannot argue against God's existence without making use of the resources and objective truths that require God's existence. Consequently, we are helpless in mounting any argument against His existence. It is therefore easier to wave the white flag and admit our rebellion to a forgiving God.