Wednesday, February 6, 2013


"Faith in God’s directing creativity is always challenged by man’s experience of a world in which the conditions of the human situation seem to exclude many human beings from even an anticipatory and fragmentary fulfillment. Early death, destructive social conditions, feeble-mindedness and insanity, the undiminished horrors of historical existence — all these seem to verify belief in fate rather than faith in providence. How can an almighty God be justified in view of realities in which no meaning whatsoever can be discovered?"
~ Paul Tillich - Reason and Revelation, Being and God