It is typical for believers of the Abrahamic faiths to ascribe praiseworthy and certainly virtuous characteristics to their respective deities. These qualities are so infinitely unimaginable that they are claimed to surpass all of human comprehension!
“God is all loving (Omnibenevolent), all powerful (Omnipotent), and all knowing (Omniscient).”
Most are familiar with these basic three, but one other claim heard often is that God is “just”. Not only do they claim that he is just, they claim that he is the highest form or degree of justice.
“God never has and never will do that which is ‘unjust’.”
The main response given in defense of God’s claimed “justness” is that he delivers justice via the afterlife. For those who live their lives “sinning” or doing evil, hell awaits them, and for those who live their lives righteously and in accordance with doctrine, they will receive the ultimate reward or promise of salvation.
About one week ago, the Huffington Post published an article tackling the question of whether science and religion are compatible, that is, if the two can coexist harmoniously, or are they inevitably diametrically opposed to one another. It was certainly a very good read, but not because of any input from the author. Some of the first sentences of the article that presented the topic can be an immediate turn off for people who value scientific endeavors and inquiry.