Last week we looked at Freud’s psychological thinking about superego, id and ego and how each of these play out in the decisions people make and the outcomes that arise. With this in mind, let’s develop this further to embrace the issue of freewill of those who, believing a conspiracy is being waged against them, […]

Why do we have to die? Why do we have to die? Now, while this question is seldom articulated out loud, it is often found in the guise of other questions people ask: questions such as: Why did God create a world dependent on tectonic movement? Why doesn’t God remove all the evil people from […]

‘Is God bothered by human death and dying?’   The ‘Bigger Picture’ Perhaps the thing that bothers people most about suffering today is the sense of waste or futility when loved ones die as a result of illness, evil actions or natural events. Central to the concern is a sense that the life of the […]

Why does God allow illness? Research over the years has helped researchers to understand diseases and find cures. One example is leprosy which, if left untreated, affects the person’s nervous system, causing damage to skin, limbs and eyes. Although, leprosy was recorded in biblical times, it was not until the last century that it was […]

‘Can all illnesses be attributed to humans ‘meddling’ with their environment?’ Many diseases and illnesses occurr in history at times when there was no obvious link to human activity or interference. Here, my intention is to provide some instances by which we might reason that illness might be a necessary part of the world we […]

‘Why is our world full of carcogens, chemicals, diseases etc?’ Four Questions Is disease and death simply the consequence of human activity in the world that has brought us into contact with substances we might have otherwise avoided? Could it be the bi-product of a world in which human existence is facilitated by a gas-filled […]