I read this on a person’s blog from last year – how would you counter it?
people think god is both all loving and all powerful. are these
so-called people insane? how can an all loving god let you get cancer?
i know, i know, there’s a plan, we can’t see it, we’re part of some
great “thing” or something where he gets to know what’s going on and we
have to pretend it’s perfectly all right to get cancer. in fact, it’s
fantastic because we get to go back to him and hang out and chill and
see our buds. but… seriously…. i’m not that nice…. and i would
never let you get cancer. or a kid get cancer. or a plane crash. or the
whole darfur thing. i would never let that happen, and i think for god
to be called, “loving” he should be at least as nice as i am. another
explanation is that god is nice, but not that effective. like, keeping
the clouds up or “sound” working is really really hard and he doesn’t
have time to make cancer go away for everyone. he’s busy, okay?! what
do you think? god is loving and you have to come up with some kind of
bull**** rationalization for all the terrible things he lets happen…
(i.e.: the devil. god made the devil and can control the devil but
doesn’t because this whole life business is this awful test but instead
of failing you burn in hell forever. nice). or… god’s a basically
good guy who can’t get much done. like my dad.