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D B Letters

Few people of faith, and not Christians alone, deny the existence of evil in the world, or even in themselves, though the behaviors and attitudes each chooses to label as evil probably varies greatly. If we have truly convinced ourselves that one man’s terrorist is simply another man’s hero, if we can only admit to  the great evil(s) at work in ourselves and in the world, then we place ourselves at risk of denying the greatest good.This first of three short posts to do with the problem of evil comes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian confronted with the obviously evil and the temptation to ignore it for his own sake.

“We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds; we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have…

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