Newtown Tragedy: Would A Good God Allow Such Evil?

Newtown Tragedy: Would A Good God Allow Such Evil? 
by John Burnett
December 19, 2012
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/19/167624703/in-faith-finding-answers-to-the-mystery-of-evil

When a human tragedy occurs on the scale of the Newtown shootings, clergy are invariably asked an ancient question: If God is all-knowing, all-powerful and benevolent, why does he allow such misfortunes?

There’s even a word for reconciling this paradox: theodicy, or attempting to justify God’s goodness despite the existence of evil and suffering.

… You have to admit that we live in a world that is, by turns, beautiful and shattered.

… there is no easy answer — there is no adequate answer — to this question which theologians call the Mystery of Evil.”

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/theology-of-the-cross

What people say when they don’t know what to say
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TEDxBeaconStreet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuaIMgzIOn8

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/each-generation-has-to-figure-out-what-that-event-means

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