A few months ago, Oxford professor Roger Crisp opined that we might not want to stop a huge asteroid from hitting the Earth.
I have rarely seen a more vivid illustration of the lethal consequences of utilitarian thinking.
When I was in charge of the Emergency Room at Los Angeles County Hospital, I saw many instances of near-death trauma, yet there was little complaint about pain.
The problem of theodicy is real, of course. We don’t always know or understand God’s ways.
I fear many will shrug and say, “The man wanted to die. What else is there to think about?”