The Big Question

The Big Question.


The Big Question

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“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves , but wiser people so full of doubts”

Bertrand Russell (1872- 1970)

Some people once complained about how I led an Alpha group in our church. Basically their beef was when people asked hard questions I didn’t always give answers but worse than that when they shared “wrong ideas ” about God I didn’t correct them. Instead I gave them space to share and asked others what they thought. But worst of all I didn’t back up the Christians in the group who gave the “right answers”. I was a bad leader. One question that came up regularly asked how God could allow so much evil in the world and, despite being all powerful, He does nothing to stop it.

The Book of Job, which  Tennyson called “the greatest poem of ancient and modern times” questions what remains one of the most…

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