Re: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Sun, 21 Sep 1997 01:14:00 -0700

>Earlier this summer a family was driving to their church in a small town
>outside of Calgary. When they got to the highway their minivan was t-boned
>by a car traveling to the same church. The only survivor, a woman who was
>9 months pregnant, lost her husband and five children.
>A consistent theist observer has two choices[1]: either God lets devoted
>die in horrible accidents or this particular family were not actually good
>Christians like they appeared to be. Sadly, they often choose to believe
>the latter. How does your father-in-law reconcile the horrible deaths of
>everyone who didn't survive Auschwitz?

Good story. As you say, he explained it with "God works in mysterious
ways". Or "who am I to know?" Once we assume supernatural it is quite
consistent to say so.

Of course I agree with you that these are copouts. It amazes me in how many
different ways a belief in supernatural disguises itself on this list.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159