Do we, by suffering pain in body or in mind, honor God? No, for whatever calls our attention to the body, to matter and materiality, dishonors God by making us believe in gods many and minds many, in good and evil, in Spirit and matter, in health and sickness. The belief that suffering is God's means for punishing us perpetually for specific sins committed in youth or in some later period of life is a remnant of outgrown scholastic theology.
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