Category Archives: God’s Purpose for Suffering

Where I use game theory and our knowledge about human beings to attempt to explain why God allows suffering.

Suffer the Children

A while back I wrote an essay dealing with the accusation that Sam Harris makes that Christianity is narcissistic.  At that time, I said that I would post a future essay on the suffering of children and I am going … Continue reading

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Absolute Power

Let us imagine that there was a button on a pedestal in a room.  (The button could be a bright and shiny red button for fans of Ren and Stimpy.)  Pressing this button would give you eternal life and absolute … Continue reading

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A Discussion of Evil

** AMENDMENT** According to legend, Oliver Cromwell famously responded to an artists painting of him without his warts by saying, “Show me as I am, warts and all”.  Reviewing this post just a few days ago (April 28, 2017), I … Continue reading

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Speculations Concerning the Divine Plan

Looking at the science to see if we can see God’s fingerprint in the world around us and studying the Old Testament to see if we can make sense of it is all very well, but if we cannot explain … Continue reading

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