If there is a God, why do so many bad things happen? Is God really everything we want to think he is...or is he something altogether different? More specifically, is there a "dark side" to the God of the Bible? The concept of the "dark side" of George Lucas' "Force" in Star Wars is compelling in … Continue reading DOES GOD HAVE A DARK SIDE?
Greetings fellow time-travelers! Here's the continuation of my post on suffering caused by malevolent spirits, and my series on suffering in general. If you missed the first half of part 7, published a couple of days ago, you might want to read that before this HOW DOES SATAN OPPOSE US AND CAUSE SUFFERING? From the … Continue reading WHY DO WE SUFFER? Spiritual Opposition (continued)
The traditional view of Satan's work on earth has depicted him whispering over our shoulders and talking us into doing bad things that we really want to do anyway. He's the CEO of hell, and causes havoc on the earth. Meanwhile God wrings his hands as he runs around frantically trying to minimize the devil’s … Continue reading WHY DO WE SUFFER? SPIRITUAL OPPOSITION
Who won the cup final in 1957? All correct answers will receive a...well...they won't receive anything (except perhaps a big smile). Welcome to all you fine people out there who are brave enough to consider the causes of suffering rather than trying to ignore them. Part six of my up-dated series on suffering (first published … Continue reading WHY DO WE SUFFER? Part 6: TESTING