2 thoughts on “The Apologetic of Evil (Part two)

  1. Good point about the faith of cognitive reasoning ability. an atheist has more faith in their ability to do that than I have in my own. My own understanding changes and the more I understand, the more i realise how much I don’t understand. Thank God I can turn to scripture otherwise I would be lost.

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones”. (Prov 3:5-8)

  2. Keller says: “Tucked away within the assertion that the world is filled with pointless evil is a hidden premise, namely that if evil appears pointless to me, then it must be pointless. This reasoning is, of course, fallacious. Just because you can’t see or imagine a good reason why God might allow something to happen, doesn’t mean there can’t be one.

    “Again we see lurking within supposedly hard-nosed scepticism, there is an enormous faith in one’s own cognitive faculties. If our minds can’t plumb the depths of the universe for good answers to suffering, well, then, there can’t be any! This is blind faith of a high order.”

    Keller concedes that the evil in the world appears pointless. There are no good reasons for it that we can see or even imagine. Only in the weird and whacky world of Christian apologetics could it be suggested that proceeding on the basis that things are as they appear to be rather than exactly what they appear not to be, is an act of “blind faith”!

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