Sanity Snippet: Speaking of God

As of October 24, 2021, Sanity Snippets are snapshots of my daily life, those things I’m doing—such as reading, writing, biking, photographing, and gardening—to maintain sanity while living in the most regressive state imaginable. Alabama.

Richard L. Fricks

Just finished this excellent book. Whether you are a believer or non-believer, you will gain by absorbing these words.

Kindle cover

This is a splendid book. I’m almost certain it did not expose me to any new arguments. But, after six plus years of reading hundreds of essays and books arguing for and against the Christian God, it impressed me how cogently the author addressed the issues. His writing is brilliant, meaning you don’t have to read and reread to grasp his points. Further, I suspect his story is not as rare as many church-goers would think.

For all my Southern Baptist friends, I encourage you to grab a copy (learn more At a minimum, you will learn a lot about how and why agnostics don’t reach the same conclusions you reach. Don’t fret. If your God is who you say He is, there’s no doubt He can weather a few penetrating questions.

Or not.

Here’s something to ponder.

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

Epicurus (341 BC – 270 BC)

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Author: Richard L. Fricks

Former CPA, attorney, and lifelong wanderer. I'm now a full-time skeptic and part-time novelist. The rest of my time I spend biking, gardening, meditating, photographing, reading, writing, and encouraging others to adopt The Pencil Driven Life.

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