Problems of Evil and the Power of God : Why do bad things happen, even to good people? If there is a God, why aren't God's existence and God's will for humans more apparent? And if God really does miracles for some people, why not for others? This book examines these three problems of evil - suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim - to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil. Keller argues that as long as ...
A related view, which draws on the Taoist concept of yin-yang, allows that both evil and good have positive reality, but maintains that they are complementary opposites, where the existence of each is dependant on the existence of the other. Compassion, a valuable virtue, can only exist if there is suffering; bravery only exists if we sometimes face danger; self-sacrifice is called for only where others are in need. This is sometimes called the "contrast" argument.
In Habakkuk 1:1-17, the writer asks questions about unanswered prayer and the problem of evil that plague many of us today. Join the Groundwork discussion as we study how his ancient questions help us navigate today’s world.
Epicurus - "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
Hitchens' razor is a law in epistemology (philosophical razor), which states that the burden of proof or onus in a debate lies with the claim-maker, and if he or she does not meet it, the opponent does not need to argue against the unfounded claim.
The Problem of Evil and Suffering ~ Dr Peter Kreeft "Even if He does not heal our broken bones, He comes into them and is broken, like bread, and we are nourished. He shows us that we can now use our very brokenness as nourishment for those we love. Since we are His Body, we too become the bread that is broken for others. Our very failures can help heal other lives. Our very tears can help wipe away other peoples’ tears. Our being hated can help those we love."