"There can be an absence of good in an action that produces no evil (i.e. having a sit down)."
Why? Is it not possible that just sitting down is good? Certainly when I sit down, I don't feel evil.
Or to put it another way, darkness vanishes even with the smallest amount of light - i.e. darkness requires the total absence of light. Why then can't good (in this analogy) work in a similar way. Evil requires the total absence of good, not just its dormancy.
"I think it far, far easier to explain human evil actions in a world without god."
So does Christianity :)
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