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Old 07-30-2020, 06:07 AM
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I just thought I would share; Ive been devoting at least 1/2 hour to saying the Rosary or watching EWTN daily since the Pandemic. Last evening I told myself that I must go to the Bible and begin looking up passages to expand my knowledge as I have never done so before and did not know where to start.. And here is the section that I "stumbled" into.
God is so good.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:39 AM
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Nice work. I minored in Religious Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and got two B.A.s in Philosophy and History. (Dec. 1980; May 1981).

That book looks like it would make a good addition to my library.

I got interested in the problem of evil after my then Earl Wooster High School English teacher's daughter, Michelle Mitchell, was murdered on my birthday of 2-24-1976. She had been a 19 year old nursing student at the University of Nevada, Reno.

It was hard to comprehend why an all knowing and all powerful God would allow such a thing to happen as the murder of a 19 year old nursing student. I did find Candide by Voltaire soon after this became a concern for me.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Candide, by Voltaire.



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A recent book by me. I taught biblical literature at my university for many years. The book will help you learn a LOT more about Bible stories.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:49 AM
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Psalm 73 and the Problem of Theodicy | Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament

This is quite interesting.
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There is so much that can be said about the point that you are making. I am a not very practicing Catholic and I was taught that the Bible is a treasured work and a record of words of inspired people but must be taken in context with the different authors intent. (And that of course is really up for grabs)

I personally think that the big ten commandments are a good start at directing people toward cohabiting on this earth. If God is, He has it handled. And I think He is, most of the time and when I doubt, I think He isn't gonna be mad at me.
I agree about God not being mad when we doubt. After all, Jesus’ own disciples doubted. Doubt actually is a means to bring us even closer to God if we choose to explore our questioning at a deeper level.

As far as the intentions of the writers being up for grabs that is not necessarily the case. You also have to know the audience it was written for and the culture at the time it was written. If you want to go deeper into the Bible check out Catholic Productions. I especially like Brant Petri who teaches at a seminary in New Orleans. He does a “Mass Readings explained” each week and has many books, CDs and videos. Love how he goes back to the original meaning of some of the words. Also his extensive knowledge of the Old and New Testaments. He does a wonderful job of showing how the Old foretells the New and the New fulfills the Old. Really puts you on the road to a deeper relationship with God.
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Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
and he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.
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Psalm 10 NIV - Psalm 10 - Why, LORD, do you stand far - Bible Gateway

It sounds like the writer of Psalm 10 was very much concerned with the problem of evil.
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