Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Identify the quote

"[I]f God's moral judgement differs from ours so that our 'black' may be His 'white', we can mean nothing by calling Him good; for to say 'God is good', while asserting that His goodness is wholly other than ours, is really only to say 'God is we know not what'. And an utterly unknown quality in God cannot give us moral grounds for loving or obeying Him. If He is not (in our sense) 'good' we shall obey, if at all, only through fear -- and should be equally ready to obey an omnipotent Fiend."

Ten points for identifying the writer, 50 for a full citation.

At any rate, this parallels the reason why I left christianity. I came to the conclusion that the god of the bible is not good. Now, that is not the conclusion reached by the writer quoted above. That writer thought that god could be demonstrated to be good.

1 comment:

Tracy:D said...

C. S. Lewis - The Problem of Pain.