This brings us to our familiar resting place. The ‘goodness’ of God is different in kind from goodness as we comprehend it. To say that God’s ‘goodness’ is compatible with the worst disasters imaginable, is to empty this concept of its meaning. By human standards, the Christian God cannot by good. By divine standards, God may be ‘good’ in some unspecified, unknowable way – but this term no longer makes any sense. And so, for the last time, we fail to comprehend the Christian God.
— George Smith