Evil in Rwanda revisited


“Genocide survivor has faith in Rwanda’s future”

When I asked her how she endured such tragedy and is able to cope today, she says, “I think it’s an obligation. I have to do something good for my country. … I ask myself why did I stay, why not my younger sister, why not my brother, and I say maybe God has something that he wants me to do.”

Dida (the young lady interviewed) does not appear to equate the evil perpetrated on Rwanda to God (or the disbelief in God). It gives pause to wonder why some, when faced with such evil, attribute it to God while others are inspired to press on motivated by God’s plan. The classic problem of evil argument (i.e. If God is all-powerful, why doesn’t he prohibit evil on the innocent?) seems to sting some while healing others.

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