Sunday, October 18, 2009

Clay IV.18

I conceive of God as the ground of being, but I cannot conceive of God as omnipotent and omniscient as regards the universe we live in. At least not omnipotent and omniscient as these are normally understood. To do so is to project God as a tyrant and ourselves as something like automata.

There are many mysteries in the Christian faith, but this particular mystery, namely that of theodicy (i.e., how an omnipotent God created and rules a world wracked by evil), is one that shouldn't be upheld as such. I do not consider it a mystery, but rather a falsehood.

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