God has absolute power over everything, so God is ultimately the cause of everything. So even if he “allows” things to happen, those things are ultimately caused by him too. All the theories aside, the most practical question is whether God is good to those who fear and worship him. This is something each individual … Continue reading Christian theodicy
Praying every day for years and still not getting a favourable answer can do things to a person. Sometimes it’s the most “faithful” ones who are hurt the most when they feel like God has abandoned them in spite of their “faith”. The thing is, in traditional Christian doctrine, it can get very f***ed up … Continue reading Omnipotence: “unlimited”, or “all”?
In response to this blog post: http://nicholastong.com/blog/2015/09/thoughts-on-ravi-zacharias-truth-if-you-dare-seminar/ My view of bible interpretation is virtually identical to that mentioned in the above-linked blog post, with the added consideration of “textual criticism”, because biblical manuscripts are not uniform, and the modern bible heavily relies on scholars who make use of manuscripts with textual discrepancies, in an attempt … Continue reading “Truth” vs “Good”
Four people, Q, X, Y, and Z, see an apple falling from a tree. Q: “How do apples fall from trees?” X, Y, and Z (who are all scientists): “According to the equation F = ma.” Q: “Why must it fall according to the equation F=ma? Why not F=2ma?” X: “Because God made it that … Continue reading Science vs Religion