I would love to believe in God because I feel the conept of "God" in my life. But I look around the world and see so much suffering and I can't believe. I mean, I've heard that "God has a plan" and that he gave us free will, so many things are our own doing, but what God stands by while babies starve to death, are raped and abused? I read a newsstory the other day where a dad ATE the eyes out of his 4 year old son and all the little boy could say is daddy ate my eyes. What plan could God have that calls for a little boy to have his daddy eat his eyes out? What God could stand back and let a baby be raped? If you choose to answer this, know that I don't mean to offend, but quoting the bible or saying that we can't know God's plan sounds too diluted and really won't speak to me. I would love to interpret my blessed life for faith, but I'm too aware of the suffering of others to be so short sighted. I'd love to hear your thoughtsAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on May. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on May. 22, 2009
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Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 2:16 PM on May. 22, 2009
You ask not to use quotes from the Bible, so I won't, but if you really want to know God's plan for your life and for the world, that is where you need to start.
Here is my belief on why bad things happen. God gives us free will. He did this because He wanted us to CHOSE to love Him. God knows everything that is going to happen. He can not always stop the bad things, because that will be stopping free will. People do bad things. It is sad, but it is a fact. There are consequences when bad things happen. Sometimes those consequences fall on the innocent. That may not seem fair, but no where in the Bible does it say that life is fair.
I HIGHLY recommend you reading the book The Shack. This book illustrates God better than anything else I have ever read in my life. It speaks about this exact issue in a way that is clearly understood.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 2:17 PM on May. 22, 2009
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