Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Where is God?

All of the death and destruction that resulted from the recent tsunami in the Indian Ocean has raised anew the age-old argument against the existence of God. The argument goes something like this: If God is all good then he must not be all powerful. If God is all powerful then he must not be all good. If he were both how could he allow something like this to happen? I think the question is fair.

Anyone care to take a stab at this?


At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that another parameter should be included to define and help evaluate this question: The fact that God instilled in man a self-will. God gave man the first right of refusal. That is to say, man can do what he pleases, even at his own peril, and even in the face of evidence to the contrary. Given this parameter, then the obvious answer is: God is still with us. He is all-powerful and all-loving, so much so that he allows man, in his own ignorance, to reap what he has sown, whether good or evil. He is so powerful, He is not intimidated by man's ignorance nor the results of it. He is so loving that he will not interfere with man's will to do whatever he would on this earth, nor the results, be those good or bad. That is a big God!


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