I’ve read many of your books, seen a few of your speeches, and have come to respect your opinion. This might altogether be an odd correspondence but I honestly can think of no one whom I would rather share it.
If God is good and worthy of being worshiped, why do terrible atrocities and injustices occur? Why do good people suffer? Why would a God who is good and all-knowing and all-powerful allow such a thing?
I believe the Cathars have possibly the best explanation for this stating something like the Old Testament God is not a good or nice God but the New Testament God (Jesus) is and they are equally powerful. I understand you touch on the Cathars in your grail series which I haven’t been able to read yet.
You are my elder; a learned and respected man. I am sure you have asked or been asked a similar question before and I am curious of your conclusion.
Your friend Reece from Texas.
I hate to disappoint you, but I don’t believe there is a god, any god, any where, so your question is unanswerable! If there is one then he should be ashamed of himself (or herself). Evil, like goodness, springs from our own nature, and we can’t avoid the responsibility by inventing a god.