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The question of evil

God loves His creation too much to permit it.

From the April 2002 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A while back, I read a Los Angeles Times article that wrestled with the nature of evil. One observation seemed to me to have particular significance in the wake of last September's terrorist attacks in the United States: "To scholars who engage in theodicy—defending the justice of God in the light of evil—the theological problem of massive moral evils has become the most challenging.