Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Thoughtful Blog Post in "Eternity Road"

Francis W. Porretto wrote the following essay, "Relief: A Sunday Rumination," that should resonate with many believers in the Christian world.

"..Anti-theists scoff at the idea that a benevolent God would countenance any degree of suffering among His creatures. Their usual argument is that an omnipotent, benevolent God could achieve any end He seeks without inflicting suffering or sorrow on anyone. Therefore, if He allows pain or sorrow, it's because He wills it -- which makes Him at least contextually malevolent, and therefore unworthy of worship.

"The argument is founded on a questionable premise: that omnipotence allows God to contradict Himself within the temporal realm. That is, that He could make proposition A and proposition not-A simultaneously true within our material, time-bound realm. But that's as impossible for God as it is for Man..."

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