Eric Hedin on Suffering in a Designed World

death toll, determinism, droughts, earthquakes, Evolution, human bodies, Hurricanes, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, molecules, moral responsibility, mountainsides, natural disasters, natural forces, naturalism, Robert Sapolsky, Second Law of Thermodynamics, sickness, Suffering, theism, tragedies
First, Dr. Hedin discusses the problem of natural evils like earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, and other natural disasters. Source
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What Does it Mean That “God Won’t Let You Down?”

3. Are Miracles Possible?, cultural apologetics, does God always heal, existential problem of evil, God won't let you down, Melissa Dougherty, Problem of Evil, problem of suffering, Progressive Christianity, Suffering, Theology and Christian Apologetics
We often hear in popular Christian songs and from pulpits that “God is never gonna let me down!” or “God hasn’t failed me yet!” Besides the tragedy of grammar (I mean, how does God not fail you yet?), what does that mean? What does the Bible actually say about this? Does God actually make all things possible for you? What does it mean when people say that He won’t fail you (yet) or let you down? What DOESN’T it mean? First, I want to say what it isn’t. This does not mean that we expect or demand God to do what we think He should do. It doesn’t mean that God is required to give you what you’re having all the faith in the world for. This might be hard…
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Bioethicists Okay Human Extinction to Eliminate Suffering

asteroid, Christianity, Culture & Ethics, eugenics, euthanasia, extinction, Hilary Greaves, human extinction, Humanize, Joni Eareckson Tada, Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, nihilists, Oxford University, Physics, Earth & Space, Roger Crisp, Social Darwinism, Suffering, transhumanism, University of Calgary, Walter Glannon, Will MacAskill
A few months ago, Oxford professor Roger Crisp opined that we might not want to stop a huge asteroid from hitting the Earth. Source
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Putting God on Trial

Al Serrato, Apologetics, Atheism, atheist, Christianity, evil, God, responding to the problem of evil, Skeptics, Suffering, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Al Serrato “I can’t believe in a God who would allow so much evil and suffering in the world.” Have you encountered this challenge? Most anyone who has tried to defend the Christian worldview surely has. The person bringing this challenge will often claim to be atheist, but when you dig in a bit this challenger is more often someone who knows there is a creator but who is deeply offended by the world, and angry at the God who set all this – the carnage, the anguish, the pain – in motion. In my last post, I restated the traditional Christian response to this problem of evil.  God did not create the evil that surrounds us because evil is not a thing.  Evil is a departure- a deviation-…
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