Beaverton debates God & Evil

The Problem of Evil – The Beaverton Religion Forum, Sunday April 22
By Evergreen Presbyterian, Beaverton

If God exists, why does he allow all of the pain and suffering in this world? Where did evil come from if God made everything good? Perhaps you have asked these questions or you have heard friends ask them. How would you solve the problem of evil? At this month’s Beaverton Religion Forum, Bernie Dehler, of the Westside Science and Religion Discussion Group will present the Secular Humanist/ Atheist view of the problem of evil, counterpointing with Pastor Nathan Lewis, who will present the Christian view. We invite you to join the Q&A session and to join us for pizza prior to the presentations.

Sunday, April 22
6:00 p.m. – pizza and drinks served gratis to promote conversation
7:00 p.m. – presentations followed by Q&A

“Certainly a great part of the problem of suffering lies in the fact that our suffering is drawn out in time. We cry out to God, and he does not seem to hear. Or, rather, he in effect tells us to wait and wait and wait.” John Frame

“In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, and other people are going to get lucky; and you won’t find any rhyme or reason to it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind pitiless indifference. DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is, and we dance to its music.” Richard Dawkins

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