CHAPTER-4. Maya and the Evolution of the Conception of God-13.
(Delivered in London, 20th October 1896)
But all this patchwork would not do. As the explanation assumed greater proportions, the difficulty which it sought to solve did the same.
If the qualities of the god increased in arithmetical progression, the difficulty and doubt increased in geometrical progression.
The difficulty of Jehovah was very little beside the difficulty of the God of the universe, and this question remains to the present day.
Why under the reign of an almighty and all-loving God of the universe should diabolical things be allowed to remain?
Why so much more misery than happiness, and so much more wickedness than good?
We may shut our eyes to all these things, but the fact still remains that this world is a hideous world. At best, it is the hell of Tantalus.
To be continued ...