The Myth of Neutrality

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In the long run, either Our Father
or the Enemy will say “Mine”
of each thing that exists,
and especially of each man.

– C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters

The Terrible Alternative

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From the moment a creature becomes
aware of God as God and of itself as self,
the terrible alternative of choosing God or self
for the center is opened to it.

–C. S. Lewis,
The Problem of Pain

God or a Man-made Hell

Rabbi Moshe AverickA wise man once observed that while belief in God after the Holocaust may be difficult, belief in man after the Holocaust is impossible. The choices before us are clear: we will either seek a transcendent moral law to which we will all submit, or we will seek our own personal and societal indulgence. If we turn to God in our quest to create a moral and just world, we have a fighting chance; if not, we are doomed to spiral into the man-made hell of the human jungle.

–Rabbi Moshe Averick

The Disclosure and Hiddenness of God

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God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he’s there, and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free.

–J.P. Moreland

The freedom to choose

God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he’s there and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free.

–J. P. Moreland