A thought about the last two thoughts
One book that is provoking me to worship like few before is Moltmann’s, The Trinity and the Kingdom – whenever the holy Trinity is the subject of meditation and thought I usually find delighted worship a natural response.
Returning to the theme of atheism, and in the context of a discussion about the Trinity, Moltmann argues:
‘If there were no God, the world as it is would be all right. It is only the desire, the passion, the thirst for God which turns suffering into conscious pain and turns the consciousness of pain into a protest against suffering’ (p. 48, italics suppressed).I like the proposal and I think there is truth here to play with, but I’m actually not so sure the argument as formulated here is entirely watertight.