Saturday, 20 September 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury Embarrasses The Faith
I saw this article in The Times this week and just had to comment. I don't usually read The Times, it just happened to be lying around in a waiting room and I needed something to browse.
So anyway, I was pretty surprised to find this. What a way to make Christians look dumb!
Not the stuff about doubts. That's fine, that's normal. Everyone has moments of doubt. But that's not limited to Christians. People have doubts about everything. There's no issue there.
The thing I found a little shocking is the part that says "Christians are unable to explain why suffering exists in the world".
It might just be me, but I don't think a Christian leader, particularly an Archbishop, should say that. There should be a test when you're being signed up and one of the questions should be 'Why does God permit evil and suffering?'
If you don't have a reasonable answer, you should fail the test.