Initially, I had planned on offering one article per month from the Patreon site, on this site as well. I’ve fallen short on that, but this week’s first tier article is open to the public. Go check it out, and see what you’re missing (it’s close to the tail end of a series of articles).
Young men need to know the odds against a happy marriage, and then route around the traps.
Young women need to know why a barren, cat-and-box-wine-filled existence awaits them.
And it will get worse.
A lot of people in the West complain too much about any little suffering they have to experience. But sometimes, when a very harsh suffering is felt by someone who has tried to follow Jesus, an explanation is necessary. I found something very good on the Reasonable Faith web site, written by Dr. William Lane Craig.
He makes the following points:
- We are not in a good position to assess the probability of whether God has morally sufficient reasons for the evils that occur.
- The Christian faith entails doctrines that increase the probability of the co-existence of God and evil.
- Relative to the full scope of the evidence, God’s existence is probable.
I’ve written before about point #1, in which Dr. Craig’s describes the limitations of human knowledge that make it hard for us to know for certain that a specific evil or suffering…
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