I have recently come across the wikipedia page describing how Alvin Plantinga argues that the concept of transworld depravity shows that the christian god is logically consistent with the existence of evil. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Plantinga%27s_free_will_defense
One of the first questions it raises to me is: wtf does transworld depravity mean? According to wikipedia, it is:
A person P suffers from transworld depravity if and only if the following holds: for every world W such that P is significantly free in W and P does only what is right in W, there is an action A and a maximal world segment S´ such that
- S´ includes A's being morally significant for P
- S´ includes P's being free with respect to A
- S´ is included in W and includes neither P's performing A nor P's refraining from performing A
- If S´ were actual, P would go wrong with respect to A.
Whether or not it is applied to the Christian god, this definition makes absolutely no sense to me. Can someone please explain what transworld depravity is?
I don't understand why the Christians I meet find it so confusing that I care about the fact that they are wasting huge amounts of time and resources playing with their imaginary friend. Even non-confrontational religion hurts atheists because we live in a society which is constantly wasting resources and rejecting rational thinking.