Over at the website Pictoral Theology, reader Pliny the In Between offers one theological explanation for natural evils” (deaths not involving human “free will,” including natural disasters, childhood cancers, and so on):
Theodicy: the argument from piñatas
May 30, 2014 • 1:15 pm
10 thoughts on “Theodicy: the argument from piñatas”
Excellent, Mr. InBetween!
Not to be picky, but I believe the proper spelling is, “theoidiocy.” At least, if it isn’t, it sure should be….
Perhaps quite so in da Bronx (“Toity-Twee and a Toid”)
I agree, that is how it should be spelled.
This makes sense. Some of the countries in the Northern hemisphere are especially naughty, and that is why they get whacked so often.
…as opposed to the countries in the Southern hemisphere…who…er…also get whacked just as often….
(AIDS in Africa, anyone? Brushfires in Australia?)
How come there’s only two halos for three-in-one Gods? Did the Father do something bad to lose his? Who took it away?
Fathers of his generation don’t wear hats.
But He’s YHWH, right? Surely, if anything He’s the image in which Orthodox Jews are made.