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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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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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Randal Rauser is an associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton. One day he bought a Bible for his seven-year-old daughter, and was shocked — SHOCKED — to discover that it was full of god-mandated genocides: The page with Deuteronomy 20 features a factoid bubble with a green parrot which informs me that [...]

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