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Ehrman's book is a useful read for anyone who seriously wants to examine the basic philosophical and theological problem of why there is suffering. Read morePublished 11 days ago by William J. Mertens
Don't miss this book if you are on the fence about religion. The author had a life long involvement in religious teachings. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Bunny Max
He says he was a devout and committed Christian - born again - evangelical - fundamentalist even. And yet, he does not speak of a personal relationship with God. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Diane
This is well written and deeply researched. I enjoy reading it.Published 1 month ago by Clifton Berrier
The reason for suffering explained or not explained in the New Testament.Published 2 months ago by Delbert Jolly
Ehrman presumes that suffering is God's problem, as if people do not deserve to suffer. Perhaps the title should be, God's Problem: Why is he so merciful that he does not make... Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Grey Burro
I have long been a fan of Bart Ehrman and have read (and for the most part greatly enjoyed) almost every book he has published, so along with this brief review I offer a sincere... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Denny McBride (The Ceaseless Reader)
Very informative and thought provoking! I love Ehrman's thoughts and writings!Published 2 months ago by Dick Beery
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|Things do NOT happen for a reason||
It's been awhile since you posted this, so if you're still reading...wow! You raise a ton of valid questions. If I'm convinced of anything (and I am Christian, an ordained minister) it's that everything does NOT happen for a reason...I think that kind of thinking is very dangerous. It causes us... Read More
Aug 30, 2012 by Mark Jones | See all 3 posts
|To answer the Books title question||
To find out why God allows suffering, we need to think back to the time when suffering began. When Satan led Adam and Eve into disobeying God, an important question was raised. Satan did not call into question God's power. Even Satan knows that there is no limit to God's power. Rather, Satan... Read More
Aug 3, 2008 by John L. Herd | See all 17 posts
|Did these reviewers actually read the book?||
Yeah I dont get how people can feel that its ok to review a book (positively or negatively) without having read the book.
I just got the book today and read the first chapter. Pretty good so far... but I will wait until I read the whole book before I posted a review.
Feb 20, 2008 by Zachary Kroger | See all 5 posts
|The Sadness of Being Blinded||
Of course, others might argue it is you who are blind. You recite your theological ideology as if you and you alone are possessed of the truth, ignoring the history of sin and crime committed by some Christians in the name of their deity. A history which demonstrates that this ideology is not... Read More
Feb 17, 2008 by Etaoin Shrdlu | See all 7 posts
|Understanding free will||
If humans choose to do wrong it was God who gave them that ability...ergo Theofatalism...
Jun 26, 2013 by Lewis Tagliaferre | See all 2 posts