Acts of God

Are Natural Disasters the Fundamental Evils We Think They Are?

Saturated news coverage of the next earthquake or storm will bring a troubling question to mind again. It is common for people, even Christians, to conclude that natural disasters, carnivores, and parasites are fundamental evils. They wonder why a good and powerful God would allow such "evils" to exist. Skeptics assert that the persistence of such "natural evils" is proof that indeed a good and powerful God does not exist.

Why Natural Disasters?

No doubt hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, ice ages, floods, and droughts cause inestimable damage and untold suffering to plants, animals,...


PhD, is an astrophysicist and the founder and president of the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe (RTB).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #37, Summer 2016 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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