Friday, August 22, 2008

God in the Dock

The ancients approached God or the gods as the accused approaches the Judge.
For the modern, the roles are reversed.
We are the judge, God is in the dock.
We will be a very reasonable judge, if God would simply have a reasonable explanation for why he permits war, poverty, and disease.
We are all ears! We are ready to listen!
We may even be willing to acquit God if the explanation is reasonable!
But the point is, we start out today assuming that is the order of things—we are on the Judge’s bench—God is in the dock.
— C.S.Lewis