Re: [asa] Nothing_in_Biology_Makes_Sense_Except_in_the_Light_of_Evolution

From: David Clounch <david.clounch@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Aug 14 2009 - 19:07:28 EDT

> Consider all the spontaneous abortions (naturally occurring), still births,
> birth defects, etc. God created all those people specifically to die? I
> myself had a daughter that died a few moments after birth, due to birth
> defects. I donít think that was Godís direct will (you will likely say His
> permissive will). And it is not just about my experience- it is multiplied
> my many times all over the world, even more in undeveloped nations (where
> even healthy babies and momís die due to birth complications that could be
> avoided in the USA). So God made you and has plans for your lifeÖ what
> about all those others who died way too premature? This is not a TE or YEC
> question, but a question really posed for all Christians to considerÖ one I
> struggle with too.
>
>
> Yes, I agree, the universe sucks. And we all suffer tragedy and wonder
why. There is one decision we all have to make: Do we believe God is good
in spite of it? That is the million dollar question.

Its not an academic subject by any means. Most people totally avoid
deciding this until they experience suffering in their personal lives. And
then it is an agonizing thought process.

Why does a loving God allow suffering and evil? It has to do with free
will. He could easily fix it all if only he would override our free will.

Fred Heeren's book does a really good job of dealing with this. (Fred is a
list member - and he gives me a 25% discount for plugging his book. No he
doesn't.).

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