Friday, September 13, 2013
Searching for God, Oh! Part 2
The rabbit that is pulled out of the hat the most often is the magic of "free will." 20 school children are shot and God is silent. Why? People had free will. It's the excuse for every occasion that cannot be explained when God should have intervened but was silent. Interestingly, in the Bible, God gave free will way back in the story of Adam and Eve, yet tells Abraham years later to kill his son, manages wars and even participates on the ground in one, and comes down from the heavens very close to Moses and friends. He seemed to violate the free will argument right from the start, yet, now that we look for evidence of God, there is only toast.