Have you ever wished you could punish God for allowing the world to be the way it is now.
Maybe I am not supposed to ask this question but I am very interested in what people have to say about this issue. This planet is less than desirable place to live according to my evaluation, too much pain and suffering. If God is really in charge an could fix the situation or at least make it better, don't you think God should get punished for allowing such turmoil?
Hmm, my answer even surprised me - to start I'm not a religious person.
In the common belief that God allows us free will, much of our suffering is of our own cause. Not necessarily to suffering we ourselves are under, but the suffering of others. Yes, for some of us that has been caused by ourselves personally, but for many - the decisions of a few have caused major suffering by the rest. - War, discrimination, hatred, poverty etc.
We can fix the situation, and if God is as it is believed God is - all knowing - then he or she knows that. We just have to figure it out ourselves.
I'm agnostic, so I'm not sure of the existence of any gods, but I think that it works the same anyway - we are the creators of our own suffering - by causing the suffering of another...and we are all guilty of it.
The problem is like one of the apostles said to Jesus " Where else can we go if we leave you".
If we're going to be angry at God we have to start a long way back,like at the Holocaust and the Irish potato famine and many other famines and attrocities since time began. There's really no point in worrying about punishing God. We just have to decide there's a plan. There has to be a plan right.
A frog it is said,only sees what flies by for him to eat. The same way,we don't know the truth about why bad things happen.
Perhaps it is up to us.Perhaps it's a struggle between good and evil,and we're being judged on how we handle it all.
As you see,what we think may or may not be the case.
Better to live a good life and don't try to understand since it is not understandable.
I sometimes think God is punishing us (or me) but until this question, I never thought about punishing God.
Lke jlpark, I don't think God is punishing us with the pain and suffering. He (or she) may be testing, but I don't think punishing us. He gave us talents, skills, and intelligence to solve the problems. We need to fix our own problems not expect Him to do it for us.
God is not "in charge". We are in charge. He guides, he leads, we take responsibility.
This question came as a surprise. Personally I have never entertained that thought, but, to be honest I would not be surprised if God turned out to be something completely different to what we expect...or want.
Honestly, I hope, with every beat of my heart that He has a plan. I hope all of this is worth so much pain.
If your viewpoint is that of child of God, instead of ego, you become invulnerable and suffering cannot touch you. I've been there, briefly. Now, I'm working on getting rid of ego so I can fully reawaken and make that state permanent
I think you guys have good answers. Since humans have free will it would be unfair to blame God for our predicament. However, if God does have a plan, it would be nice if he sent us an email so we could have a clue.
Hi Darrell. An ant may think things are unfair, but that's its limited viewpoint.
God loves all His children, but you have to face one very critical fact: God is not Homo sapiens. These human vessels are only a tool toward the goal of reawakening -- being reborn spiritually. Suffering is part of that birthing process. If a mother to be wanted to get rid of labor pains, she might be wishing away her own infant. Not good.
It's God's universe. Punishing the Father for creating us? That's an upside-down idea. You may as well hang an artist for producing a painting someone doesn't like.
There is purpose behind suffering and pain, karma and reincarnation. Jesus had some profound things to say about these things. But you can only understand them with humility and a hunger for truth.
God never did anything to cause a person to do evil, God gave man a free will and man chose to do what he wanted to do. We have the right to either do good or bad that's free will. One can either obey God or disobey God but there are consequences for everything we do in life.
This is an odd question; yet, a simple one too answer (for me). I have faith in the being upstairs; and I hold faith that the being (God, or whomever you believe) has faith in us. I've never had a problem with questioning the ill's of the world or rather or not God directly influences them; however, if the God that I (and billions of others) have faith in, is indeed inflicting the problems on the world, I choose to endure them to the best of my ability. Retribution has no place, when your keeping the faith.
man did this to this world. God give man FREE CHOICE and in all of this God love for us is shown , but the evil of man roll on
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