Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pope asks where was God at Auschwitz - World - theage.com.au

Pope asks where was God at Auschwitz - World - theage.com.au

Found this article from yesterdays Age, I don't know much about this new Pope, but from this he sounds like a pretty switched on unit.

"In a place like this, words fail. In the end, there can only be a dread silence, a silence which is a heartfelt cry to God -- Why, Lord, did you remain silent? How could you tolerate all this?"

"Where was God in those days? Why was he silent? How could he permit this endless slaughter, this triumph of evil?"

I actually respect people who give that kind of answer, rather than trying to justify or rationalise such atrocities, they admit that there are some mysteries of God we'll just never understand.