The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism - Chapter Two: How Could A Good God Allow Suffering? Summary & Analysis

Timothy Keller
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Chapter Two: How Could A Good God Allow Suffering? Summary and Analysis

Many people cite the misery in the world as evidence that a benevolent god could not exist. How could such a god allow the tsunami in 2004 that killed more than 250,000 people to happen. The mainstream media was quick to take up this argument as they are frequent critics of organized religion.

Evil and Suffering Isn't Evidence Against God

Philosopher J. L. Mackie in his book, "The Miracle of Theism," stresses that the pointless evil that exists in the world is evidence that the traditional sense of a good and powerful god does not exist. The problem with that way of thinking is that man does not know the purpose of the "evil" that exists. Only God can know why there is evil and that this...

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