Sunday, February 14, 2010

Worth pondering ...

... The courage of God.

I can't find the reference, but G. K. Chesterton wrote somewhere that all those scoffers, who call God evil for creating an evil world, are right in a sense, and that God acknowledged it (in a way) by explicitly accepting the punishment for creating all that evil.

I didn't know Chesterton made the point, but it's one I have made to myself.


  1. It is a good point, Frank, and you and Chesterton are in good company with William Blake who was also concerned about the complexity (i.e., duality) of God's creation; throughout Blake's poetry, the careful reader can trace Blake's discomfort about a god who is responsible all that is good AND evil. Perhaps Blake's anxiety about an inexplicable God is the reason I so much admire his work (i.e., his poetry, his art, and his prophetic vision).

  2. A terrific comment, R.T. That is all I can say just now.