Posted: Nov 26, 2018 1:23 pm
by Cito di Pense
Wortfish wrote:
Animavore wrote:
So if God isn't powerless against the forces of nature then why won't he do anything about the negative effects of natural selection?
Also if he is the author of the forces of nature, and you say that one of those forces - natural selection - is to blame for leukaemia, then how is God not to blame?

No. God is not powerless but neither is he free to obstruct the natural order that he has created. Everything falls within his providential plan, and this included natural disasters and diseases. My point is that he created everything good and whole, but the inherent imperfection in Nature is to blame for much of the suffering we experience, including our sinful ways.

And somehow, I'm just not thankful for all that, which is another way of saying I think it's a stupid story you're telling. I think we both take it as it comes. One of us praises God, and the other thinks it's a stupid story. I'll leave you to sort out who's who.

By the way, I pretty much applaud what you're doing here, which is to mock people for writing theology. Anyone can write theology, even atheists, as I've done, above. When an atheist writes theology, God is just a character in a story. Writing theology as if it were a proof of anything is a sure-loss proposition.