Furthermore, why would God intervene by sending his son to earth, but fail to step in for the next 2,000 years? Or if God does intervene, why does he help Timmy score the game winning goal instead of stopping the bloodshed in the middle east or the HIV epidemic in Africa?
XTC - Dear God
I reflect on Epicurus' reductio ad absurdum:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?If we are willing to believe we were created by God, then we must also be willing to believe that we were left behind a long time ago, or that God cannot help us, or that God does not care. This seems worse than simply not believing in God.