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← Intelligent Design and the cruelty of nature

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Also, we hear again and again from former theists that this issue of suffering was the final deal-breaker. Theologians have tied themselves in convoluted knots over this and the associated problem of evil (theodicy), so as to find a way to blame the victim. They have never been able to keep the attributes they assign to their deity, and still keep that deity blameless. It is to the advantage of all who do suffer in this world for us to keep reminding the theists of that.

Wed, 16 May 2012 02:54:09 UTC | #941756