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When I saw the article title “Why does God allow evil to succeed?” I was hoping that the Kansas City Star was going for some sort of hard-hitting, Pulitzer-aspiring exposé involving several reporters and months of investigation, culminating in a 5-day multi-part series. (“Part 3: Evil in Our Community.”) Unfortunately, once I clicked through I [...]

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Tragedy is No Time for Theology

You are probably familiar with the problem of evil: Why would an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good, all-sexy god allow terrible things to happen to good people? Theologians have proposed a number of unsatisfying solutions: Evil is a necessary consequence of free will, which god needed to give us so that our worship of him would successfully [...]

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The early reviews of the new Harry Potter are in, and they’re pretty good: The Vatican lauded the latest Harry Potter film on Monday, saying Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made the age-old debate over good vs. evil crystal clear. Wait, crystal clear? I read the book, and I’m pretty sure that the battle [...]

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Ask the Graham-o-matic 2000

I’m sure that, like me, you enjoy reading Billy Graham’s syndicated advice column, in which he explains things like why atheists draw so much attention, why god allows evil in the world, why god allows evil in the world, why god allows evil in the world, why god allows evil in the world, and why [...]

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