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So that's where Adam-God came from...

Dave, nice analogy. A common critique that I hear from my friends who, as they say, have left but can't seem to leave us alone is this: Mormons think God has time to help them find their keys, but He doesn't have time to prevent tsunamis and genocides. In the end, this is really just another version of the dilemma of theodicy: how do we reconcile the goodness and power of God with the existence of lots of evil in the world?

For my part, I don't have any access to God's day-planner, so I try to avoid speculating about whether He was involved in particular events.

p.s. The obvious joke: D'oh!

I like the analogy. I think God-fearing people in general are this way, but we Mormons are definitely more prone to it. RT makes a good point, that's why I submit to the advice in D&C 59:21 where it says, "And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things."

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