Graphing a Problem

David Hayward’s cartoon could be about the Book of Job or the recent act by terrorists in Boston. Indeed, we could plot both on the graph. Does correlation indicate causation in this case? Certainly, if more intense suffering is a problem for a monotheistic worldview and so brings out more inane theological utterances, those utterances themselves sometimes make the suffering worse than it would have been without them.

Proportional Time and False Dichotomies
The Very Condition of Humanity is to be Wrong about God
The Argument from Dignity
Proceed With Extreme Caution