My dear,

God has no excuses.

The famine in the world (the starving babies and children), the unpunished hatred of man upon man (and man upon everything else), and the rapings of lands and women. In my eyes God has no excuses whatsoever. Don’t tell me it’s all done for a special magical hush-hush important reason I can’t see down the road, evil is still evil and not tending to it and letting it roam free is in a sense being evil (evil through inaction).

But, I am a thinking man, and I’ve stopped believing in an omniscient, yet passive, man in the sky.

Falsely yours,
Marie-Henri Beyle