The path to death promoted on Facebook 7


A Facebook friend posted the meme above on her Facebook page.

As readers of this blog might suspect, I have trouble not making a comment on silly, dishonest memes like this. So here is what I said:

“And He told us to lead our brothers and sisters away from sin and towards the path to holiness, which is the path to life.” More…

God permits evil Reply


A Quiner’s Diner reader wondered, then, what the prophet Isaiah meant when he said:

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)

To get the answer, let’s turn to another church doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the greatest Christian philosopher ever (and my patron saint). He suggests that we need to distinguish between evils of fault and evils of penalty… More…

May the Prince of Peace dry our tears 7


If God is real, if God is Love, how can He allow so many innocent people to be butchered like this?

That doesn’t seem very loving, does it?

St. Augustine formulated the dilemma this way:

If God is all-good, he would will all good and no evil.

And if God were all-powerful, he would accomplish everything he wills.

But evil exists as well as good.

Therefore, either God is not all-powerful, or not all-good, or both… More…