After all, why is it, ponders Alan Nichols, acting director of Public Theology for the Evangelical Alliance of Australia, that religious organisations are always among the first and most proactive to offer aid, if this was not evidence of God acting through his followers? “I don’t see humanists establishing aid missions, providing money for drug rehabilitation, alcohol abuse and domestic violence.”
I very much like what Julia writes here:
G.K. Chesterton once wrote that the difference between the poet and the mathematician was that the poet merely tried to get his head into the clouds while the mathematician tried to get the clouds into his head – and it was his head that split. A theology of conflict, which assumes to know the the mind of God, at a time of immense suffering, seems to me to be a split head.
All we can continue to do is defiantly believe – whether it is that animals have feelings, infants have souls, love can last forever, miracles occur, God is love. That the true expression of the face of God in the midst of horror is to stubbornly, and consistently, care for each other