The ancients were right: Pandora’s Box


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The real question is: Where does evil come from? The modern question, “If there is a God, why is there suffering in the world?” is a ploy to trip up Christians. It’s meant to be unanswerable, a knockout punch, a word trap. It’s insincere because if the atheists were TRULY worried about suffering in the world, they would strive to mitigate it. If there are any atheists WORKING (not talking) to ease suffering, then I will join you at your side and work with you. If you then ask me where God is, I will tell you, He is in your heart, my friend the atheist who works to ease suffering in the world.

Pandora was given an irresistible temptation: Whatever you do, don’t open this box. Of course, curiosity got the best of her, as it does with us all. Out flew all the evils of the world: hate, greed, envy, murder, etc. When she realized whas was happening, Pandora struggled to close up the last demons in the box before they flew out, but alas, it was too late.

Pandoras_BoxLast to struggle out was a misfit among rogues: Hope came out. So as the Greek mythology goes: With evil, comes suffering, but humans can look up with hope for better days. The story so resonates with humans.

Obviously, I adhere to the Creation account of Eve and the apple. But I see in the Pandora version a universal questioning. Ultimately, I believe that if you’re sincere, such questioning will lead you to merciful and loving arms of the Father.

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5 responses to “The ancients were right: Pandora’s Box

  1. The Gospel of Barney

    No hope in Humanism!

  2. Living and ministering in a country that is far from nominally Christian, yet at times seems more “decent” than some countries that have that label, your post definitely resonates with me.

  3. A good question.
    Where does evil come from?
    From us is the answer
    having been lead astray when we ignored Gods guidance for us.
    Because the devil lead us astray.

  4. A very accurate post…I think that that greek myth is a good explanation of how evilness appeared among Mankind. All the best to you!, Aquileana 🙂

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