Category Archives: doubt

Katrina and now Isaac — is Suffering part of God’s Plan?

Philosophy for Dummies, contains a whole chapter on the issue [of the problem of evil]. Given the raison d’être for the “Dummies” series – simplifying complex issues and processes into digestible bites illustrated by catchy icons proclaiming Warnings, Great Ideas, … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People … grace has not abandoned us

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, dealt with the personal tragedy of a child who dies of an incurable condition: progeria, the aging disease. This tragedy caused him to rethink everything he had once … Continue reading

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Traces of God

Faith in a Silent God Our God so frequently does not respond to our call. Our God does not appear on demand. We are struck by God’s absence in times of acute trauma … In such times what does matter … Continue reading

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The need for hope

People want hope in something other than the life they have, and if their life is awful that is understandable. However, the life we have is the only reality we can be sure of. Projecting our hopes and expectations of … Continue reading

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God or no God?

I don’t know what I think about God right now. Some days I feel close to saying, That’s it! I am officially an atheist. Other days I feel I am a guest in someone’s house and although I have never … Continue reading

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