A person asked my husband, who asked me, and now I’m asking CAF: “If God is all powerful, all knowing etc. etc., then why doesn’t He just tell us the cure for cancer?”
For my part, I said that God is not answerable to us, and who are we to ask of Him these things? I said, “Why did He let us discover penicillin? Why didn’t He just tell us about it? Why did He let us discover all the medicines we know of today? People get cancer for a reason, even if we don’t understand why. They can either use it to good, or don’t do anything with it. They can either use it for redemptive suffering, and receive graces that could touch thousands, or not use it and it goes nowhere.”
But my husband reminded me this person is an atheist, with no religious background (that we are aware of), so any sound answers my husband gives him, aren’t listened to. Yet, interestingly, this person keeps asking. :shrug: Either way, the answer I gave above, would not be understood, or acceptable in his view.
So, this is a long about way of asking, what is your opinion? Is there anything we can say to this person that is a “sound enough” answer?
Thank you for your input!