God Comics & Theodicy
First the obvious: whomever thought this up is clearly a little disturbed, but…
It does raise some questions from yesterday’s post The Problem of Theodicy. Since WWII and the Holocaust many valid questions and concerns have been raised concerning theodicy relating to those events.
For instance, during his regime there was an assassination attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler. He was in a war room and a briefcase was smuggled in by one of the conspirators with explosives in it. The briefcase was placed under a table near Hitler, but coincidentally one of the other soldiers moved the briefcase behind a leg on the table with his foot. When the bomb exploded the leg on the table shielded Hitler and his life was spared so that he could continue his program of murdering thousands of Jews daily. I’m not sure what the exact number is but many innocent lives would have been spared if Hitler died on that day.
So we have the three legged stool. Which leg do you shorten to exonerate God? Free will? Omniscience? God’s mysterious ways? Or would a ‘good’ god ala YHWH of Hosts in the OT stop an evil as insidious as what poisoned the German state during WWII? Can a good god stand on the sidelines while millions are murdered and still be considered good?
Also: God is deflecting bullets with Wonder Woman bracelets in the above picture. Weird.