As Hedin puts it, “The universe reveals who we are by allowing us to make free choices.” In other words, the ball is in our court.
The real test of a worldview is not merely what it explains, but what it makes us deny. Atheism makes us deny objective moral law.
Human beings must have freedom of choice if our actions are to have any meaning beyond the impersonal and predictable outcomes governed by the laws of physics.
How can an evolutionist such as Jerry Coyne condemn even something as manifestly heinous as the Nazi Holocaust?
The problem of theodicy is real, of course. We don’t always know or understand God’s ways.