2.4 Why did God make mosquitoes and other bad stuff?

To begin…

What points gave you new insight to this topic?

What ideas caught your attention in this episode?

What did you have a strong reaction to?

What surprised you?

What’s new for you?

What points reinforced your own understanding about this topic?

What do you have questions about?

Going deeper…

If we believe God made ‘bad’ things, and that maybe they have some purpose we don’t understand, does that mean we shouldn’t try to eradicate them? Should we not swat mosquitoes?

We might acknowledge God made mosquitoes. But what about other bad things? Does God intend there to be poverty, for instance?

How do you respond when someone says “We (the human race) know nothing”?

We talk of living in a “post scientific” age. Was faith easier before we all knew more about the nature of life and death?

How do you deal with uncertainty, or the mysteries of life? In what ways does a faith in God and Jesus help you to manage doubt or fear or uncertainty?