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If God exists how can suffering be accounted for?


I recently read an account of why God permits suffering in the Jehovah's Witnesses leaflet Watchtower and it totally failed to explain to me why the loving God who cares for his children, feeds the birds and clothes the lilies of the field allows the most innocent of his creatures to suffer so dreadfully. Image below - Public Domain - Wikimedia "Two battalions of Viet Cong systematically killed 252 civilians in a "vengeance" attack on the small hamlet of Dak Son. Tears are streaming down the face of little three-year-old Dieu Do, now homeless, and fatherless., 12/06/1967"

 

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    JThomp42 2 years ago

    AMEN my friend!


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    Craig Suits 2 years ago

    This answer is far from the best for one simple reason. It begins by quoting scripture that to some "thinking" people not brainwashed as a child totally disagree with. Ancient scriptures have no proof as to their authenticity.

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    Les Trois Chenes 2 years ago

    Such a kind response, Marie. It would be nice to do some good - at least.


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    Les Trois Chenes 2 years ago

    What bad decisions did this child make to warrant his punishment?

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    Oztinato 2 years ago

    This is the "blame god paradox" whereby those who blame god are admitting He must exist.

    Fascinating.


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    Marie L B (MarieLB) 2 years ago

    I have over the yrs found understanding in books like " A Course in Miracles" [at first very difficult to grasp,& books of Neale Donald Walsch, -written in ordinary layman's language. You will find a lot of info on the net abt these if interest

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    Link10103 2 years ago

    Its called bad parenting. Happens quite a bit actually. Is gods definition of bad parenting diffetent from ours as well?


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    Marie L B (MarieLB) 2 years ago

    sounds like another ACIM devotee here. I took up the book many years ago, and it is always near me. When I give it time - to read and reflect, I very often experience peace and contentment.

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    Link10103 2 years ago

    So if a serial killer barged into your home, slaughtered your family, and maimed you for life, on some level that would be perfect because it was a circumstance you somehow Created?

    Or did i not understand your comment?


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    Les Trois Chenes 2 years ago

    Perhaps the Jehovahs Witnesses were right - if we can believe in God we can at least make some sort of sense of the suffering and if not then we have someone to share the suffering with. Maybe the suffering comes first and God comes from that?


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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 2 years ago

    That's because you are spiritually BLIND


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    Omnipresent is How I see our Father Creator and GOD. GOD is the very fabric of Space and Time but until a freewill being chooses the Knowledge is or can not be Known even of by GOD the fact is GOD knows IT before You act upon It and can stop it


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    Oztinato 2 years ago

    Karma is the only scientific explanation for unknown causes of suffering. Cause and Effect.

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    JThomp42 2 years ago

    Because you are a mere "human being" created by God.


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    Buildreps 2 years ago

    This is the God of the Old Testament - the revenging God of the Jew, Yahweh or Jaldaboath. Just forget this whole Old Testament, for Jesus came to earth to show the way to the God that stands above the revenging Yahweh.


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    Link10103 2 years ago

    Why does god intervene with "miracles" then? Or do you personally not believe it is divine intervention?


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    Les Trois Chenes 2 years ago

    But I can understand the need to make sense of chaos, to have someone out in the darkness watching over us, to be there when we feel lonely and to go to after all the suffering...


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    Buildreps 2 years ago

    I fully agree. Amen, brother.


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    Craig Suits 2 years ago

    Have you ever seen a seven year old child buried up to her neck in a mud slide and is about to die many days later from pestilence and dehydration?

    If you have and still insist god loves us I would be forced to classify your reasoning as insane...


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