A grue-bleen theodicy

Compare the argument from Pseudo-Empiricus:

If God is willing but not able to get rid of evil, how is he all-powerful?

If not willing but able, how is he good?

If willing and able, why is there evil?

And a parallel argument from someone halfway through watching A New Hope:

If George Lucas is willing but not able to avenge the destruction of Alderaan, how is he the script writer?

If he is not willing but able, how is this movie not utterly nihilist?

If he is willing and able, why is it not avenged?



  1. February 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Or one could argue that Alderaan was supporting a terrorist organisation called The Rebel Alliance and Lying Leia falsely claimed that Alderaan was “peaceful” when it was in fact run by terrorists and all its denizens were terrorists so the Empire were the good guys in which case,
    “If George Lucas is not willing to avenge the Empire, how is Star Wars not utterly nihilist?”
    In which case, Star Wars is completely void of God!

  2. Zippy said,

    February 4, 2017 at 8:23 am

    This has been a good theme. A lot of folks don’t seem to fully grasp that we are bit players and extras, and that “now” is in the middle of the movie.

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