Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Theodicy & eschatology: Links

I've had a few comments from people who have rued the scattered nature of my recent series on theodicy and eschatology (also known as: why it is wicked to solve the problem of evil). So here are links to all the posts in one place.

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI


Ben Myers said...

Thanks for compiling these in a single post -- I've just linked to it.

byron said...


byron smith said...

Jason has written an excellent post (with lots of great quotes) on suffering.

byron smith said...

ABC: Shane Clifton reflects on evil and suffering.

"This is important to underscore because it reminds us that we shouldn't draw on evil to explain or justify anything, not even the problem of pain. The only appropriate response to evil is protest and condemnation, as well as determined efforts to work toward healing and restoration. When a horrible evil is cited as a reason for atheism, a theist should resist replying with any suggestion that God has his reasons for causing or allowing such an evil. This is not only logically absurd, but it diminishes the horror of evil, as if there could ever be justification for rape, murder, abuse and so on."