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God is Evil?

…and your grandfather said, ‘Suffer little children to come unto Me’: and what did He mean by that? how, if He meant that little children should need to be suffered to approach Him, what sort of earth had He created; that if they had to suffer in order to approach Him, what sort of heaven did He have?
Absalom, Absalom
William Faulkner

For me, sometimes, when I think about God, I often wonder about evil in the world and how God relates to that evil, and with recent events, such as the shootings in Colorado, I couldn’t help but think how this happens in a world overseen by a God; I’ve read blogs and even heard conversations where people hold back from believing in God because trusting in a loving God that “allows” such horrific acts of violence just seems illogical, and I bet, maybe, that many people contemplate evil and God, so I’m probably not alone in this situation. Is God evil? Or at the very least, is God apathetic to evil deeds? (more…)

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Is there a God?

Are you looking to find God?

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. Stephen Hawking 1

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis 2

Is there a God?

Most people will give you a quick answer, either yes or no, and move on to something else. That question is pretty straight forward, but, and this is a big but, you ask someone why he or she believes there is a God, and you will quickly find that most people don’t know how to handle that question. I would venture to say that most people don’t even want that question tossed out there. I mean, what kind of question is that? Where do I, or anyone for that matter, even start with “why do you believe there is a God?” (more…)

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