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← Intelligent Design and the cruelty of nature

ccw95005's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by ccw95005

It's the old story: Why do bad things happen to good people? And the answer is that an all-powerful and caring god is incompatible with what we see on Earth, and whatever song and dance the religious scholars perform can't explain that problem away.

From a logical standpoint, it's possible that there could be an all-powerful God. It's also possible that there could be a perfectly benevolent God. But looking around, it's not logically possible that we Earthlings have an all-powerful AND benevolent God.

Wed, 16 May 2012 00:27:00 UTC | #941728