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.
The UK is probably one of the most secular countries in Europe and it is a place where atheist “stood out” in media. The Guardian has launched a challenge to them to express atheism in their own words.
One thing that always surprises and disgusts me about so-called christians is their willingness to hate those who have different beliefs than they; those with other faiths or (especially) no faith at all. If “god is love” then why are his followers so hateful and hate-filled? Of course, “christian love” may perhaps be demonstrated by Orwellian acts of cruelty and violence towards the beloved?
First question: is the comment about “real” Christians or about the “so-called”? In this case what follows is not relevant. We all agree.
The willingness to hate. Since man was created in God’s image and since man has sinned it is quite logical that man is corrupted. Hatred is part of (fallen) man’s nature.
Christians do not really hate those who have different believes. That is why they do charity work in Africa, India, etc. The statement is false!
It is hard to believe that someone has no faith at all. I am not saying religious faith.
God is love; that is correct. His followers are not. His followers are not god and are not love. They sometimes step outside God’s love and guess what’s there?
I was browsing through an atheist forum and saw this signature “God loves me so much that He will
leave me burn in hell if I don`t obey Him” (my strikethrough + I do not remember if the capitols were present 🙂 )
I would say that God respects your freewill so much that even though He gave His only born Son to die for your sins, He will not force you to love Him. Or consider His sacrifice. Your sincere love means the world to Him.