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Bonnie Read a Book Today

Reader, writer, cat tamer, and Tiny Communist.

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His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright

God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer

God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer - Bart D. Ehrman Interesting insights into how the problem of suffering is approached by different writers in the Bible. I went into it hoping for a solid answer that I could take one way or the other--either see the problem as clearly as Ehrman does and reach the same conclusion, or else see that he was wrong and reach my own. But it's not that easy. Ehrman asks all the right question and then shows you how the answers don't work.

I can understand how that drove him into agnosticism and away from the church. But it's still going to take me a while longer. I'm just not the deep thinking that Ehrman requires, because not understanding the very nature of God does not, for me, automatically preclude the existence of God.