"So then she's like all 'Problem of evil' and I'm like, 'Theodicy, barmaid. Theodicy!' And she's like, 'What's that?' So I'm like, 'Theodicy provides reasons to believe in a loving God when faced with the reality of evil. Like, maybe evil's not really evil, or it exists to allow us to be good, or maybe God's plan is beyond our comprehension.' And she's like, 'It sounds to me as if theodicy is not about reasons to believe — it's about excuses for believing.'" "So what were you like then?" "I was like 'whatever'." "Well said."
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This quote was added August 12, 2007.