If wrongs will not be made right, if judgment will not reign down, if wickedness will not be destroyed either (1) God is either Wicked or a Wimp or (2) Wickedness & evil are relative & illusions.
I came across this realization from a brief quote from Douglas Wilson. Consider the following:
The following quote was just published by Doug Wilson at his blog Blog and Mablog regarding the difference between Christianity and atheism regarding justice and the problem of theodicy. It is simply too good to not to pass along. The quote is taken from Wilson's book Letter From a Christian Citizen: A Response to "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris.
If the two of us [an atheist and Christian] were looking at a new report of the latest atrocity, I would say that at some point in the future, in some fundamental way, that will be put right. You want to say, as an atheist, that it will not ever be put right. But you refuse, for some reason, to take the next logical step and admit that there is therefore nothing wrong with it now. (54).
I can't think of a better way of confronting the issue of theodicy with an atheist then that. Great post from Wilson.
HT: Doug Wilson
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