By DON CRAWFORD
Don Crawford is Host of The Flipside on Rightalk Radio
April 19, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
How could a loving god allow one crazed maniac to kill in such horrible fashion so many innocent people at Virginia Tech University last Tuesday? How could he allow one person filled with such loathing of those around him to take away life from so many people who had worked so long to make such a difference for good in the world?
People at VTU whose minds and hearts are reeling, spinning madly while they try to orient themselves and catch their mental balance, are incessantly finding their minds going back to ask “Why?” WHY? And the question is even being pondered by some of the media, “How can there be such evil in a world made by a loving god?” though I am skeptical of much of the media’s motives in asking it.
Many argue that considering all the evil and pain in the world, evil which sadly was made vivid to the Virginia Tech community this week, “If god loves us, he must not be all powerful; and if god is all powerful, he must not love us. If there is a god who allows such evil to happen to innocent young people and to those who have dedicated themselves to improving those students’ lives, then he must be the devil!”
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