Crucifixion was designed to be the most painful, the most humiliating way to die ever devised in human history.
The challenge is often framed in this way: if a loving and powerful God exists, He would not allow evil to exist; evil does exist, therefore, there must be no God
Steven Spielberg is my favorite movie director. E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws form the perfect trifecta. Childhood dreams and fears were built around them. But for all his brilliance, the man just can’t do endings. Too often his movies are over-resolved, with things tied up a bit too neatly and set against a sunset that begs belief—the three sappiest endings being Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan, and A.I.