Monday, January 26, 2009
The Problem of Pain Ch.6
This reading was interesting because it brought to mind the concept of God and Evil. I say God and Evil instead of Good and Evil because God is the essence of good and evil is merely a twisting of it. Because this is the case Evil has never been in control because if it overcame good it would not exist. This reminds us that God is always in control. Even when bad things happen, painful things, we can assure ourselves that it is not God but Satan. In class we discussed whether or not God suffers. I think he does. After all, God can do anything, so can't he make himself suffer? And he did by sending Jesus Christ who is the incarnation of God and dieing on the cross. And this just shows how great God is, he is a God that is willing to put himself through human pain to save us.