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Problem of Evil

Is God Decent and Strong?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Since the Man is widely known to be decent and strong, we must account for his sitting idly nearby as he watches a murder he could easily stop. How to account for the Man's inactivity?

Life as a Leftover

Meghan Sullivan | Posted 11.17.2016 | Religion
Meghan Sullivan

Indiscriminate evil ought to shut down theology, but instead it drives many us real-world Leftovers into more serious religious belief.

Pope Francis' Silent Response to the Filipino Girl: What He Might Have Been Thinking

Stafford Betty | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

God doesn't intervene, not because he fails to recognize an atrocity for what it is, and not because he doesn't love us enough to intervene, but because he knows that nonintervention is the lesser of two evils.

Sin And Chewing Gum

Derek Flood | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

We need to care about hurting each other, we need to be active in making things right. Because, to paraphrase Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount: You are worth much more to God than chewing gum.

A Questioning Faith: Where Is God When We Hurt?

Derek Flood | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

God has created us to recognize the injustice and emptiness and long for something more. God did not have to make us this way. God could have made us like fish, but he didn't. Why is that?

When Tragedies Are Too Big To Absorb, How Do We Find And Give Comfort?

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

I wonder if any of us is really capable of handling the scope of sorrow that technology now exposes us to.

Why Is There Suffering?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Just as every believer must find a personal path to God, so must he or she find personal perspective on suffering.

Do Religious People Really Believe in God?

Andrew Pessin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Pessin

Actions do speak louder than words: they reflect what we really believe. And most religious believers regularly engage in actions inconsistent with genuine religious belief. So they must not really believe after all.