Since this issue crops up periodically, let’s give the exact quote from the exact source:
John W. Loftus said...
David, I am a consequentialist. I do not believe anything is intrinsically good.
But if nothing is intrinsically good, then by the same token, nothing is intrinsically evil.
Yet Loftus constantly acts as if the Christian God is culpable for doing wrong, commanding wrong, or failing to prevent wrong.
He wrote a whole chapter on “The Darwinian Problem of Evil” for TCD. And most recently he said:
I consider the evidential case against a good God from naturally caused suffering to be the most significant problem for believers.
In addition, he can’t logically limit this to a merely internal critique of Christian theism, for if nothing is intrinsically good, then there’s nothing intrinsically good about criticizing Christianity on its own terms (even if his argument was sound).
There’s nothing intrinsically good about being an atheist, nothing intrinsically evil about being a Christian.
So why does he bother?