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  1. Thank you for your insights! I guess where I was going with this is that I can understand man-made evil in this world. We are "survival" oriented like all other animals and since we are at the top of the food chain, we can choose to harm others to make our own life more comfortable. But there are natural
  2. In thinking about why there is pain and suffering in the world, I start by breaking this down into two root causes- Man-made- God gave us free will so that we can be individuals and not puppets. This gives man the option work for the good of the community and help others (love), or to be self-centered and hurt others. This explains that part of pain and suffering in the world. Nature-made- Natural disasters, diseases, random accidents. Why does God let these things happen if he is all powerful? The only answer that I can come up with is that God can change the minds and
  3. Thank you for your responses. I look forward to getting into deeper discussions and learning from "the wisdom of the crowd".
  4. Hello All- I am a thoughtful, logical Christian. Technically United Methodist, but more liberal than the leadership of this denomination. Read a lot of Spong and agree with most of his stuff, but not sure I can live with how remote his God is. Also reading a lot of Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest- who tracks along with Spong on most things, but for him Christ is everywhere and in everything, just waiting for us to realize it and accept it. I have been frustrated in trying to find a group to have civil discussions with about theology. I think we all learn and benefit from open discu
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