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.


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 © 2020 Salvo |