An area that I find fascinating to study is quantum theory and the world of sub-atomic reality. Here is a world that is more bizarre than any science fiction story. Things are both particles and waves. Particles can be in two places in the same time. Once particles interact they can affect one another instantaneously, although separated by great distances. Time speeds up and slows down. Reality is affected by the simple act of observation. (We have to wait until the box is opened to find out if that live/dead cat is actually either one.) Things pop into and out of existence. And chance and randomness and probability seem to be the order of the day. Continue reading
Question: “If God is real, and He is good, then why does He allow evil to exist in the world?” P in Virginia.
My Answer: This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions in the fields of philosophy or theology. It is a major obstacle to many people in their seeking after religious truth. It is an argument often used by skeptics, agnostics and atheists to question the goodness and/or reality of God Himself. Why is there is evil? And how can a good God allow it?
This is not a question that can be answered fully in this short space. However, we can give a partial answer that will hopefully offer some insight to anyone wrestling with this issue. Continue reading