Found this at a blog I read. The blogger is giving a brief review of Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God:
Keller responds to the ubiquitous atheist chorus: “If a good and powerful God exists, he would not allow pointless evil, but because there is much unjustifiable, pointless evil in the world, the traditional good and powerful God could not exist.”
Keller: “This reasoning is, of course, fallacious. Just because you can’t see or imagine a good reason why God might allow something to happen doesn’t mean there can’t be one. Again we see lurking within supposedly hard-nosed skepticism an enormous faith in one’s own cognitive faculties. If our minds can’t plumb the depths of the universe for good answers to suffering, well, then, there can’t be any! This is blind faith of a high order.” “Many assume that if there were good reasons for the existence of evil, they would be accessible to our minds…but why should that be the case?” Keller says, essentially, just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it is not there!
HT: Reformed Reader