Q&A: How Does Good Attract Evil?
After the shooting deaths at the schoolyard in Connecticut, a friend asked this on my facebook page:
When horrible things like the Newtown tragedy occur, traditional religions fall back on such phrases as “the Lord works in mysterious ways” to address the question of how an all-knowing all-powerful being could let this kind of brutality and madness take place. It always seems lame.
Woody Allen said, “I don’t know if there is a God, but if there is, he’s an underachiever.”
I am having a similar problem reconciling this horrific event from an LOA perspective. If like attracts like, how could such innocence and goodness attract such unthinkable evil?
It’s a big question and one I wanted to open up to you smart folks.
How do you guys respond to the basic question of how good attracts evil?
Thanks in advance for weighing in on this one …