Post Number:#1 July 23rd, 2012, 2:15 am
What a nagging and stale question: If there is a god, why is there also evil? the real problem is not god. 'God' is just a term of convenience, a placeholder paradigm, a refugee from an ancient time that we harbor and succor because we feel sorry for it. the real problem? Treating God like a person; a person who listens to you when you're sad, who will help you with that touchdown, who will take your good friend into the bosom of heaven after dath, etc. That is why we have this interminable need for a theodicy. As if our ape's brains could encompass enternity in a word! But notice how the questions stop when god is not to spoken to, peaded with, praised for redemption (praying to god is always selfish: even when it is about another, it implies that you are among the faithful, the blssed adn saved. One needs to keep up the beseeching to stay in favor.) Does this mean life is without purpose!??! Why shoudl it. It simply means you cannot.....well..convince life to be responsive to your wishes. I for ne think the human being is deeply profound, has meaning and value beyond measure. I find it in Wordsworth, in the mystics testimony, in Debussy, in Loreena Mckinnit, in being in love. I find it in horrible suffering too. These are real.