Thursday, January 24, 2013

Something to Ponder

I borrowed these two quotes from Rachel Held Evans' blog. They really made me think about what I once believed.

“It’s right for God to slaughter women and children anytime he pleases. God gives life and he takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die.” 
– John Piper

“Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” 
– Thomas Paine


  1. Or, a cruel man envisions a cruel God. I like Paine. His "Age Of Reason" can still be read with great profit two hundred years later.

  2. During a very dark time in my life, many years ago and yet it seems like yesterday, a Christian health professional recommended John Piper's writings to me. I read some of his stuff online and promptly got even sicker. :-(

  3. Zoe- I can certainly see that!