Absent Gods and the Problem of Evil

Grappling with the horrific murder of two children by their father.

Where was God? This is a question often posed in discussions of the Holocaust, when the speaker tries to challenge the belief in a supreme being that guards the Jewish people. Where was God when the Nazis massacred men, women and children? Why didn't He come to the rescue? Why didn't He save His believers from this terrible catastrophe? Is He not omnipotent, able to intervene and save His...