RE: [asa] Dawkins, religion, and children

From: Janice Matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 12:34:11 EDT

At 10:44 AM 5/7/2007, Alexanian, Moorad wrote:

>I am afraid only God can forgive sin.

@ Exactly. Contingent upon the request of the genuinely repentant sinner.
"The ancient man approached God (or even gods) as the accused person
approaches a judge. For the modern man, roles are reversed. He is the
judge: God is in the dock. He is quite a kindly judge: if God should
have a reasonable defense for being the god who permits war, poverty
and disease, he is ready to listen to it. The trial may even end in
God's acquittal. But the important thing is that Man is on the bench
and God in the dock."
C.S. Lewis from God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics
http://www.amazon.com/God-Dock-Essays-Theology-Ethics/dp/0802808689

~ Janice

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