Lazy and Incoherent Theology: God Will Take Care of It

Lazy and Incoherent Theology: God Will Take Care of It June 2, 2017

I posted yesterday about a Republican who said that is climate change actually existed, it would be okay, because God would sort it. So coming out of the Paris Accord, for Trump, was A-Okay.

This is what the Huffington Post reported:

“I believe there’s climate change,” Walberg said, according to a video of the exchange obtained by HuffPost. “I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time. I believe there are cycles. Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No.”

“Why do I believe that?” he went on. “Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”

Except that this is terrible theology, as some of you good people pointed out. I won’t concentrate on the guy’s potential conflation of the world with the universe…

This is all relevant to the Problem of Evil: why is there so much suffering in the world with the existence of an OmniGod?

Why indeed.

What Tim Walberg was saying is this: if there is any problem in the world, we don’t need to do anything positive towards solving it, because God will always come to our rescue to solve it.

Let’s look at, I don’t know, abortion.

Why, pro-life Republican Christians (for example), bother fighting against the horror of abortion? I mean, it’s a really big problem, right? But God will sort it.

And rape.

Why bother trying to minimise instances of rape? As horrible as it is, God will sort it.

And war.

And “Christian persecution”.

And malaria/AIDS/ebola.

And atheism.

And Democrats.

And lefty socialists.

And all crime.

And all suffering.

And [insert issue here]. We don’t need to actively fight against it because “if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it”.

This is insane, and mainly because God patently hasn’t taken care of any of these things. Humans do these things and humans do stuff to mitigate or eradicate them. God’s still on holiday, where he has been for a few thousand years.

Though I am not for one second advocating eradicating the Democratic Party or lefty socialism…

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