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The Problem of Theodicy

July 2, 2011

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:



5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2011 12:49 pm

    Another alternative: leave the ball on the table! The ball itself is held in its position by one leg only, called “trust” in spite of seemingly contradictory evidence.

    And the “omnibenevolent” leg needs to be replaced by “sacrificial, non-coercive love” that allows for the existence of evil but also ultimately overcomes it through entering the space of suffering itself and redeeming it by grace and restorative justice.

    • July 2, 2011 11:59 pm

      Ah! So the answer is to stop thinking about it.

      • July 3, 2011 11:50 am

        Ty, there is a big difference between telling people not to think and coming to the conclusion (after a lot of thinking on the subject) that the “ball” never becomes ours in terms of an existentially satisfying answer on this side of eternity. I know that most people are uncomfortable living in the tension of paradoxes but I suggest the problem of theodicy is not the only paradox we’re asked to live with and cope with.

    • Paul D. permalink
      July 4, 2011 8:07 pm

      Without the theodicy ball, there is no perceptible difference between our universe and one with no God.

  2. Brian permalink
    July 2, 2011 2:09 pm

    I think our friend here is just being facetious. Very funny comic by the way.

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