I always thought Christians would
have to accept Leibniz’s dictum that
this is the best of all possible worlds.
Otherwise, believers would be saying
their omnipotent God could
have created a better world,
if he had wanted, but here we are,
trapped in this heap of chaos
and pain, but it is no easier
for atheists. After millions of years
of adaptation, we have nothing
better to show for ourselves
than greed, war, and vanity.
We’ve had all this time to improve,
and I still can’t find the glasses
that are resting on my head.