The Problem of Theodicy

I see that, in the wake of the Haitian earthquake, the Rev. Giles Fraser has used the event to ponder on the problem of theodicy. And it is true that I find it astonishing that many of the survivors thanked God for their deliverance, rather than having a wake-up call and deciding that either (a) He doesn’t exist or (b) He is a really evil and twisted bastard. However, I can’t help but feel that this paraphrase of Fraser’s words also has a ring of truth about it.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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