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Do you think that AIDS/HIV is a punishment from God?

  1. Candy River profile image61
    Candy Riverposted 6 years ago

    Do you think that AIDS/HIV is a punishment from God?

    Do you think that AIDS/HIV is a punishment from God? I often contemplate that doctors and life science researchers are violating the rule of nature and one day we will paid back. Maybe the terminal diseases are the real pills from the nature. What do you think about it?

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    mikeydcarroll67posted 6 years ago

    I think it is a punishment for man being stupid and make their own choices. But I don't think that every life scientist or doctor is acting against the will of God, just some are acting like they want to be God. I believe that we are each punished according to our own sins and not the sins of someone else.

  3. Vegas Elias profile image29
    Vegas Eliasposted 6 years ago

    No I don't think that AIDS/HIV is a punishment from God. The very same attitude of people had lead to the dark ages in Europe when people started believing that plague was a punishment from God and the afflicted people were caught and killed. It's only a matter of time and we will find some treatment for AIDS/HIV.

  4. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    No, I don't think it is a punishment from God. I think that AIDS/HIV is an illness that like all other illnesses is a result of the original sin and "the fall" in the Garden of Eden. Since the time that Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan, the whole earth has been cursed as a result of disobedience to God.

    There are many devastating illnesses, not just AIDS/HIV. I think it would be very wrong not to do what we can to alleviate the suffering of our fellow humans with AIDS/HIV or any other illness. Surely God would judge that. We are to love one another and care for one another, according to God's written Word.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    No... If AIDS/HIV is a punishment then it would follow that all disease is punishment. Innocent babies who are free of sin die from AIDS and other disease, what would they be punished for?

  6. sassydee profile image74
    sassydeeposted 6 years ago

    absolutely not it a punishment that one causes to their self if any

  7. leenamartha profile image39
    leenamarthaposted 6 years ago

    Sherry Hewins I am totally agree with you whatever you said.....

  8. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    No, it's a punishment for stupidity.

  9. Charlu profile image81
    Charluposted 6 years ago

    I don't see how anyone could think that possible due to as Sherry said newborns whose mothers have inflicted the virus on an innocent child or someone who has been a giving and loving person all their life but received a blood transfusion before testing in the early 90's

    The most apparent reason is I believe that whom you chose to call God as all and mighty is above all  forgiving

  10. Insane Mundane profile image61
    Insane Mundaneposted 6 years ago

    It wouldn't surprise me, if it was created in a Lab somewhere, a long time ago.

  11. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    your kidding right? it's a disease and nothing more. if anything, it's caused by stupidity.

  12. Melindas Mind profile image70
    Melindas Mindposted 6 years ago

    While death is a consequence (not punishment) of our sin, we will all have to face that consequence - disease in and of itself is not a punishment. Terminal illnesses are not just something that's happened in our time, terminal illnesses (such as cancer) have been around since the beginning of human-kind.

    If AIDS is a punishment then so is getting hit by a car when you run a red light. For some it's a natural consequence and for others (like babies who get AIDS) it's one of those unfair things that happen, like cancer. Illness doesn't just pick on those that Christianity dubs 'sinners'.

    Beyond that, we have no idea how long HIV/AIDS has been around. Most people who die of AIDS actually die of a complications related to AIDS, like pneumonia. AIDS was discovered in the 80's - it didn't just suddenly appear in the 80's, it was discovered. it's probably been there for a long time before that.