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Posted on August 7, 2012 by Matt

A theodicy (Answering some questions about God and evil)

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Matt

Incumbent to the duty of the apologist is to be prepared to not only defend the essentials of the faith (the existence of God or the resurrection) but also issues that tend to have a strong grasp on the emotions of people—the seemingly incompatibility of evil and the existence of God is one of these issues. In this paper I will address five questions and that can hinder the intellectual capacity of people to discern aspects of God (be it His goodness or even His existence) and formulate a theodicy. The questions are, 1. Why is there any evil at all? 2. Why are there the types and kinds of evils that there are? 3. Why is there the amount of evil that there is? 4. Why is there the particular evils that there are? 5. Why does God allow moral evils, and, natural evils, as He does?

My First Published work!

Posted on August 6, 2012 by Matt

It can be purchased on Amazon.com, the kindle version is also available! Hijacking the Historical Jesus

Do you Understand Evolution?

Posted on November 28, 2011 by Matt

While I do not believe the discussion of evolution is incumbent to the question of the existence of God, for the purposes of this blog we will consider the two as connected. Recently on some atheist forums there has been a question concerning a better angle to take when discussing evolution with creationists. Instead of the tired question, “do you believe in evolution?” it has been suggested that “do you understand evolution?” is preferable. I agree that the syntax on the first question is horrible. There are several different types of belief and there is something like nine acceptable definitions of the evolution. But then, does the second question fare better?

Earthquakes or Man, which is the natural disaster?

Posted on September 15, 2011 by Matt

As an apologist, I am often confronted with questions of evil. In this short space I of course cannot come close to solving this issue, but I wish to provide something of hopefully a unique perspective.

In wake of recent earthquakes and tsunamis there is always a lingering, “how could God allow such evil?” This question definitely merits discussion but I wish to change the scope of the question slightly. People who have felt the grip of natural disaster of course know the sting of helplessness that comes with this, but putting aside the depth of such pangs, let us consider rather frequency.

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