Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Out There

More Things In Heaven and Earth

Photo Of Sombrero Galaxy / Infared (Photo: SSC, JPL, Caltech / NASA)


  1. recently i've been wondering - if the creative forces of the universe are so great and all, why is there so much suffering? by a series of steps, i came across the following abstract, although so far i have not spent the thirty dollars that could get me a copy of the paper itself:

    A Neo-ontological Solution to the Problem of Evil

    Jim Hanson
    Theology Today January 2012 vol. 68 no. 4 478-489


    The problem of evil, or the question of how evil can exist with a God that is benevolent and omnipotent, has challenged theologians and moralists through the ages. Many have attributed evil to the gods; most theistic theologians have attributed it to humankind; a better, ontological solution is to attribute it to being. Three ontological solutions are reviewed, the traditional arguments, the modernist of Heidegger/Tillich, and postmodernist of Derrida. Building upon the thought of Heidegger, Tillich, and Derrida, a neo-ontological solution is proposed, which locates evil and suffering within a complex structure of being that is analyzed from the standpoints of experience and practice. God may be beyond being, but being best qualifies the benevolence and omnipotence of God.

  2. Jim Hanson. Such a great creative talent, being the creator of the Muppets and all. However, he also believed in Thinkology or some such and now is no longer. That's the same guy, right?

  3. he now is no longer - to our limited perception

    or as some might say, now he knows what we do not


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