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A question from my daughter

My daughter goes to church every Sunday, I don't, I'm Agnostic, anyway, she just asked me yesterday, "Mom, why does God make bad things happen?" I have no idea how to answer this, I don't want to answer from my point of view because she is a Christian and I don't want to distort her religious views, so do you ladies have any ideas of what I can tell her? She is 5 by the way...well 6 tomorrow :)

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Asked by kyuteangl88 at 8:22 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • because without being sad we wouldnt know what being happy is.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 8:24 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • i tell my son its nature. ..

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Wow at 5 I'd go with 3Happykidds answer.

    Answer by brypmom at 8:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • my son believes in god and i'm agnostic..he is always asking me those questions and i always find a way to "word" it my way without giving into "god"

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Per WBC it's because people are gay ROFL...f-in idiots.

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 8:27 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • WOW. . . well. . . explain Karma. . .it is not God making bad things happen it is a choice on our part. . . god merely guides us to the right way . . . but we have to chose that path. . . GL. . . I am not Christian as well. . . but this is what I would try to explain. . .

    Answer by Kirs at 8:27 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • sorry explain Karma and it is . . . sorry forgot a few words in there

    Answer by Kirs at 8:29 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • God doesn't make bad things happen. People have free will. People choose their own path good or bad. As a follower of Christ she can be an example of what the Bible teaches. People learn from example. Hope this helps.

    Answer by istealcookies at 8:29 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Isn't this why christianity has satan?? To blame the bad things on. Free will?? I'd go with 3Happykids answer as well.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:31 PM on Apr. 18, 2011


    If she is talking about things like cancer... I have no "religious" answer but more of a 'new age' type answer. I believe we have lessons to learn while we are here and some of those lessons are very difficult and are only learned in painful ways. Our souls need the lessons.... but not every soul needs the same lesson.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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