Re: Question for George (was Re: Vast Majorities...)

Richard Dimery (
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 17:54:28 +0000 (GMT)

> > _Could_ God so intervene? IMO, yes.
> > _Does_ God so intervene? IMO, yes, but very seldom. (& then I
> > would suggest often by invoking aspects of natural
> > processes which we don't know about.)
> I guess my problem is where does God's activity in the world end and evil
> begin? Aren't some things just plain wrong, having no connection to God
> whatsoever, except that if he chose to do so, he could prevent them? Are
> we both saying this? Mayber this is what you meant by concurring with the
> effect but not the defect, and God being the victim of evil.

Two points:

(i) How can we know God intervenes rarely, since most times we're just
plain not going to notice, because we are unable to differentiate it from
natural events, because we're not looking etc?

(ii) I had a sermon on Job this morning. God criticized Job not for asking
why those things were happening to him, but for not humbling himself and
admitting that good+evil+reasons why God does things are "higher than our