Thanks to alejandro for directing me to his own take on Dembski’s theodicy, discussed in the previous post. You can find his thoughts here. I liked his summary of the problem of evil:
This article discusses that old chestnut, the problem of evil. My own opinion on the problem of evil is simple: For someone with no previous commitment to religion that examines impartially the evidence for and against it, it is pretty damning evidence against the existence of God. For someone who is already firmly religious, it is not a contradiction to his religion; he claim can always be made that there is a secret and unknowable divine purpose for all the evil and suffering in the world. I think there is nothing more the theist can say. Any concrete, explicit rationailization offered for evil will be more or less easily refuted as implausible, and usually as callous also.
Well said. Now go read the whole post!