If god creates perfection, why does the earth have so many problems?

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  1. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    If god creates perfection, why does the earth have so many problems?

    i'm talking about volcanoes, hurricanes earthquakes etc. believers can blame satan for human wrongs but if god created the earth , why so many mistakes in it design?

  2. fatfist profile image76
    fatfistposted 12 years ago

    Because Eve ate the apple. And like the idiots that men usually are...Adam listened to the "woman" and sinned as well. Those apples were eaten with sinful passion....that's why we have earthquakes, hurricanes and starvation today.
    This is basic stuff....didn't you learn it in school?

  3. arb profile image81
    arbposted 12 years ago

    Let me get this straight. We have the sunshine, the rain that makes things grow, an abundance of food and drink, beauty around the world in every living thing and we get to fall in love. We have infrequent hurricanes, infrequent volcanic eruptions and infrequent tsunamis and when we do, they affect less than .001 of the worlds population. By contrast the absence of these catastraphies affect 99.99 per cent of us all the time. If someone gave us a million dollars and a cold, we would probably resent them for giving us the cold and enjoy their million dollars. Whether God exist or doesn't isn't going to change what is. We screw up everything on this planet all by ourselves.

  4. Paul Berod profile image60
    Paul Berodposted 12 years ago

    The earth have so many problems because the man is a big problem.

  5. peterxdunn profile image60
    peterxdunnposted 12 years ago


    To the theists here. If God put volcanoes on the Earth to punish the human race for Adam eating an apple then why did he put the largest volcano in the Solar System: Olympus Mons, on Mars which is - as I'm sure you all know - uninhabited?

    Perhaps he knew back then that we would want to go there someday.

  6. cobrien profile image61
    cobrienposted 12 years ago

    God creates perfection, but he doesn't promise a perfect life. Some natural disasters ARE the result of us not caring for the land he gave us. Others were designed to strengthen us. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger and can bring out the best (and worst) in human nature.

  7. profile image0
    bobnplanoposted 12 years ago

    Yes, God's creations are perfect.  Everything God created He saw as perfect.  However, man was given the form of reasoning and choice.  That being said, volcanoes, hurricanes and earthquakes, etc. were all part of God's creation.  Man now visualizes the affects of such incidents and places them within his ability to reason and chooses to call them just an act of God, when it occurs in an area of the world which has no immediate effect on the population.  However when it occurs in an area of the world where people suffer losses of life or property,then man chooses to call the event a catastrophe.  So there really is no problem unless it affects the human being in some way.

  8. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 12 years ago

    because it every thing was perfect life would be boring. Lifes obsticles make us who we are!

  9. keepitnatural profile image60
    keepitnaturalposted 12 years ago

    Earth 'is' perfect in design. The interuption from her 'perfect' cycle comes from US! We pollute - the ground, the atmosphere & most importantly the waters & have no respect for the fact that planet Earth is as much alive as we are, with consciousness!
    Therefore we must respect that these natural 'disasters' are just a part of Earths processes for her (healthy) survival.
    This is just like our own body; do you think the bacteria in there are happy when we decide to do a detox for the good of our health? Same thing - same scale too, really!

  10. callumevans profile image60
    callumevansposted 12 years ago

    Theists tend to argue that it's either our fault or we deserve it because some distant relative ate an apple.

    Frankly, I think the abundance of misery in the world is a clear indication that if there is a God he either doesn't care about us or doesn't have the power to intervene.

  11. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    the irony about most of these answers is that they try to make it sound like only humans matter. what about the extinction of the dinosaurs. what about the extinction of the whooly mamoth only 25,000 years ago. what about the extinction of all the creatures or the destruction of innocent children due to natural disasters. if there is a god and you can worship such a thing with all these factors considered, then you scare me more then any natural disaster ever would. far too many things were destroyed before modern man ever damaged the planet so i'm sure that the invention of god was nothing more then an attempt to justify all this. i love how adam and eve gets mentioned when eve wasn't even supposedly adams first wife. that's the kicker.

  12. DeathStroke profile image38
    DeathStrokeposted 12 years ago

    Because of man. We judge and misinterpret things based on our own minds not all of us can be right and that's why we have so many problems along with the 7 deadly sins and the nature just attacks us back for being the idiots we are.

  13. danthehandyman profile image70
    danthehandymanposted 12 years ago

    Volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and even pestilence all renew the planet. They flush pollution, renew the soil, and reshape the terrain. What follows is a more vibrant ecosystem, following the 'disaster'. A survivor of Katrina may not agree, but the hurricane did point out the folly of building a coastal city below sea-level. What has been and will be rebuild, will be stronger (and higher, I hope).

  14. PlanksandNails profile image83
    PlanksandNailsposted 12 years ago

    We live in a cursed world. fatfist touched on some of this with his answer below. I wrote a hub on your very question. Feel free to peruse. Regards

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Is-Our-God-a-Go … -Suffering

  15. ChristopherMorgan profile image61
    ChristopherMorganposted 12 years ago

    He created challenges. For us humans to face.

  16. amymarie_5 profile image69
    amymarie_5posted 12 years ago

    I believe in a higher power, but certainly not the God in the bible.  Adam and Eve is just a story to teach children right from wrong as are many of the other stories in the bible.  So no, we are not being punished due to a couple of fictional characters who listened to a talking snake in a garden. There is a balance of good and bad in this world. Maybe the bad things happen so that we can appreciate the good parts of life more.

  17. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    because our sin has created many problems in te world god did not intend for us to suffer like this god is not the ruller of this world satan is and he has caused all the pain and suffering we have and will have to endure.

  18. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 12 years ago

    The way, my friend, you are ... Is the way, God Created you. Look around ... see ... and you will See ... what I am saying.

    Problems you refer to ... are of mans creation. So don't blame God, for what, you do ... Because, it would have been Imperfect ... if there were a check on your Actions ...

    You have been Created Free humans, but you enslave yourself ... to serve, those, who are like you.

    Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Floods and Snowstorms ... if you look closely, have been wrought about by man's hand ... heard of Global Warming ... Chernobyl ... and the Peaceful Japanese Reactors ...

    God hath given you a perfectly balanced State of Nature ... in State of the beautiful, the Perfect, Earth ... to Exist in ...

    But if you choose to follow the path of destruction ... don't blame God, when the insane fools will drop the Nuclear bombs ... on who they think are "others" ...

    The bombs, they will be dropping on their own selves ... because, human kind is one... there are no others, in it.

  19. jake13edward profile image60
    jake13edwardposted 11 years ago

    God does these things to test us.I mean you think life is going to be smooth as butter.Life is like an ocean.

  20. LoisRyan13903 profile image63
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    The earth was perfect when God created it.  Then man screwed it up


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