There’s nothing, no matter how heinous, which can’t be excused by the ardent believer. Just cling on to the idea that God is unfathomable, and presto, genocide and killing of innocents become moral and justified, though you can’t explain how. ~trj
Let's see . . . God is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omnibenevolent. He created humans, with full knowledge that he, the perfect being, has created something extremely flawed, plants a tree that he forbids them to touch, knowing that Eve will be tempted by the snake that God created, and knowing that he will have to punish Adam and Eve for crimes that he knew they would commit. He had to know. He's omniscient. Then, after a few generations of incest, murder (often commanded by God, even though he has made commandments against it), and other bad behavior, he decides to flood the earth to cleanse it of his disobedient creations (even killing pregnant women (and their fetuses), children, and all the animals that weren't lucky enough to have been chosen by Noah to board the little boat.
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:48 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 7:49 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by HHx5 at 8:27 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
God pretty much sums up that we are not able to completely understand Him because His ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9).
You are comparing God to human mentality and God is so far above us & our way of thinking. He created life. He created us. He knows everything. He knows the heart of every single person ever born. He knows the impact of their choices in life, and the impact of their death (present and future). He knows every thought ever thought.
God is all light and no darkness. He is holy and just. I think people question these things when they do not see God as completely holy. God is not capable of evil. If you do not believe He is capable of evil then all that is done must be for a divine purpose even though we may not understand it completely. Someday we will.
Answer by deedee3849 at 8:42 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:59 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:09 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Most importantly, I can't justify to myself worshiping an invisible, unproven deity that would perform such heinous acts towards those that he claims to love & created.
Answer by 3libras at 9:18 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by deedee3849 at 9:22 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:24 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
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Would you have let your daughter participate in this?