Q: I suppose it’s wrong to be angry at God but I can’t help it. I had a stroke a few months back, and now the doctor says I’ll never walk as well as I once did. I’ve always been very active, and I don’t understand why God did this to me. Do you have any answer? — G.K.
A: Since there is no rational reason to believe that any gods exist, it makes no sense to be angry at any of them. I’m sorry that you now have this disability, but your god did not do this to you. Do you actually believe in a god that would do this intentionally? I urge you to consider the absurdity of belief in a supernatural god. Does it make sense that a god who loves mankind would:
- create evil?
- allow some humans to suffer from disease, malnutrition, oppression, slavery, etc. while answering the petty prayers (e.g., help you find your wallet) of others who are more well off?
- sacrifice itself to itself to forgive humans’ sins against itself?
- wait so long (eternity) before creating our universe? Did it intend to wait that long? Did it just decide at some point to create?
- create a universe where man can violate it’s will and displease it?
- condemn humans to eternal torment in some hell?
- provide a path to salvation but only announce it once (through the Jesus character) to a small group of people (Israelites)?
- provide a book of rules (the Christian bible) that is ambiguous and inconsistent?
The answer is a resounding NO, it does not make sense. A growing number of people in the US and the world are realizing this and rejecting their belief in gods. You are already asking the questions that lead to this rejection. Keep asking!
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