There is one thing I don't understand in the Christian faith. It has always piqued my curiosity.
See- I'm not a Christian and I believe that all things- good and bad- are either chance, or can be credited to the individual choices.
But with the religious it's rarely so.
I've always wondered, in the Christian religion why does God get the credit for all the good stuff that happens, but none of the blame for the bad. The reason I'm specifying the Christians is because in the old testament he is described as an angry, vengeful God, so he does get some of the blame for the bad stuff there, even if he is supposed to have his reasons behind it.
And remember, this is not a slam, just one thing I do not understand and want opinions on.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:06 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:11 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 8:18 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by mandaday at 8:19 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
I believe bad stuff happens because often that is what propels us into action. We need to be active in our own lives. We are born for a reason, if there was no bad we would have no reason to leave heaven to be born.
Do I understand why there is really bad stuff that happens to innocent children, like in a war zone. No I don't understand sometimes, I just have faith that there is reason. These terrible things create action in myself, but still it's hard to understand.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:35 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by mandaday at 8:38 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
People cause most of the tragedies. We have to take responsibilityfor our actions, we are responsible for what we as individuals do. I can make a choice to hurt someone not. God could step in and stop the things we do, but I believe he chooses not to because this is the reason we are born. It is our responsibility to connect with other people, to do good works. This is also how we grow closer to God.
We are suppose to be actively engaged in our lives, we wouldn't do this if God didn't allow us to cause the problems, and give us a chance to create a better world by loving for each other.
I don't blame God for the bad, I take responsibility for my part in it. We can all contribute positively or negatively to the world through our thoughts, words and deeds.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:52 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by mandaday at 8:57 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:10 PM on Mar. 28, 2010