Kirk Cameron Explains Theodicy

Little Mikey Seaver — sorry, Kirk Cameron — is all grown up now and makes his living as a fundamentalist Christian clown. Being the deep-thinking theologian that he no doubt imagines himself to be, he explains that God sends massively destructive hurricanes so we cower in awe before him.

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… One thing we know about hurricanes — and all weather — is that this is not Mother Nature in a bad mood. This is a spectacular display of God’s immense power. And when He puts His power on display, it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random. And we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance…

You know what I’d love to see? I’d love to see Cameron tell this to someone who lost a home or a loved one in the recent hurricanes. He should go down to Barbuta right now and tell everyone there that it’s okay that the entire island was devastated and many people killed because God did that so they would be in awe of him. How exactly is this different from a mafia don coming in and breaking up someone’s home and breaking their legs just to show them who’s really the boss? I don’t see a difference at all.

As usual, they take the most horrible traits that a murderous thug of a human being would have, project them on to god and then claim that this is a reason to praise him! Sorry, no. A god who can’t inspire awe and humility without slaughtering innocent people and destroying lives is not worthy of anyone’s worship.

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