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Excusing God?

“As a minister I tried to explain God’s apparent cruelty and apathy. Eventually I realized they were just excuses… bad ones.”  – Dennis Augustine, former minister


“The existence of pious feeling, in conjunction with intolerance, cruelty, and selfish policy, has never ceased to surprise and perplex those who have viewed it calmly from a distance.” 

Lydia Maria Child, The Progress of Religious Ideas Through Successive Ages (1855)