Related to the tragic events from Japan The Guardian asks something like Where was god? And it is a good question.
what happened to this omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and benevolent being who has magically … not appeared?
But why does not the editor ask why are humans always blaming God for natural disasters and never grant him all the good things? For example rain on our crops to grow or just a beautiful sunrise to make our day.
A loving god should either not allow bad things like earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear reactor explosions to occur or should “man up” and fix them when they do.
Earthquakes and tsunamis are natural disasters. Reactor explosions are due to human error or at least reactors are human constructions. Seeing god as a fairy that magically repairs things is a distorted picture of how God actually is. God has other attributes beside love and goodness. What about His auto-limitation and His non-interventionism? And what about the love, the solidarity shown between people when things like this happen?
So is The Guardian making atheist propaganda? Probably. But also assumes the existence of God.