Why does God allow natural disaster and disease?

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  1. Obscure_Treasures profile image56
    Obscure_Treasuresposted 7 years ago

    what is the reason behind it......

    1. waynet profile image70
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Either he is a bad God or there is no God...I'd wager there is no God!

      1. A Troubled Man profile image58
        A Troubled Manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        To test the faith of his followers.

        Don't you like being a guinea pig in Gods illustrious experiment?

      2. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        #1) He wants to see how well his creation(Nature) works.
        or
        #2) He wants to see how well his creation(Humankind) adapts.
        or
        #3) He is a complete and utter moron.
        or
        #4) Nature has no controller- Thus No God.

        Personally, #4 is the most likely. wink

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Im sure Science has all the answers-NOT

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago

      Trying to wipe out filthy unbelievers like me perhaps? smile He is a lousy judge of character? He hates the Japanese? I dunno. smile

      1. Obscure_Treasures profile image56
        Obscure_Treasuresposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        great answer earnestshub.....really he hastes ASIANS perhaps....

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh yes! The floods in China, Pakistan, India, he has a long list! lol

    3. profile image50
      ibneahmadposted 7 years ago

      It is natural; so the Creator God should not be blamed. Man should understand nature and avoid the disasters.

      1. A Troubled Man profile image58
        A Troubled Manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely, while man was doing his very best to understand nature so he could avoid those disasters, he found that nature was to blame for them, not a Creator God.

        You see, the Creator God removed all evil from men and put it into nature, that's why it's natures fault for the disasters as well as the wars, crimes and atrocities committed by men, all contrived and deployed for the preservation of not having to blame the Creator God.

      2. getitrite profile image78
        getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Then your God is complete nonsense.

        What kind of omniscient, omnipotent God is not in complete control of His creation?

      3. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No, people should stop assigning natural disasters to an invisible no effect sky fairy for starters! smile

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Works for Insurance companies lol

          I see many are revamping their policies to blame God for even more now.

      4. kirstenblog profile image74
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't get how this God thing gets all the credit for the good stuff, the blessings of a pretty sunset or chance encounter with a wonderful person, but as soon as things go bad and we have a natural disaster its not God's fault/responsibility? He gets the credit when things go right but the second there is a disaster we shouldn't be looking to God to sort it out?!?! (I mean, assuming this all powerful super being actually exists).


        Saying that man should understand nature and avoid disasters is just not well thought through. Predicting the next natural disaster is as possible as predicting the next winning lottery numbers using chaos theory. Basically its saying, blame the victim...

    4. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 7 years ago

      If you need a reason... To teach compassion.

      If you can accept the belief that there is NO REASON, then bad things just happen.  They just happen. But God's still there.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good answer-I like that.

        For example did you know that the world actually has enough food to feed EVERYONE.

        So God already provided.

        Guess we gotta share,and quit hoarding it all up for ourselves people.

        1. kirstenblog profile image74
          kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          When I was a kid I would happily have sent my brussel sprouts to the hungry and needy of the world (or if my dogs would have eaten..... LOL). Sadly just because I had the food to give didn't mean I had the means to get that food half way round the world in time for it to be eaten and not gone rotten. This has been the problem pretty much for all of our history, what people needs exists, but they cannot get it.....

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Lol yes I said the same thing.

            The reality is corporations move millions of products everyday,ships cross oceans daily.

            Its not impossible.

            But there definately needs to be a different system in place over all.

            I dont think it needs to necessarily be a one way street either, but without the motivation of money ,it wont be a popular enterprise.

          2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I grew up pretty much the same way as do many today still do.

            I think its a much bigger attitude though, its called the village attitude ,where people care and share...its an 'Us'

            Our Western world mentality usually means ,I, I get for me ,then if I feel like it I will give you some.

            1. kirstenblog profile image74
              kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Here here sister!

              The western world mentality seems to have a disconnect between freedom/prosperity and responsibility. With great power comes great responsibility as a character of fiction once said wink

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Great quote!

    5. SpanStar profile image61
      SpanStarposted 7 years ago

      Not being a naturalist I'll simply say the planet has to be the planet meaning volcanoes will erupt, hurricanes will appear, tornadoes will swirl and the planet will function like a planet. The problem comes when mankind wants to challenge nature for example people like an ocean view and so they claimed the land closest to the shore only to discover in time the ocean reclaims that land back. The New Orleans tragedy is an example of underestimating nature.

    6. Karen E. Smith profile image77
      Karen E. Smithposted 7 years ago

      God doesn't allow natural disasters . . . mankind is the cause.  God gave mankind dominion over this earth.  He has supplied us with everything we need to take care of it.

      Natural disasters happen when there are concentrated pockets of sin . . . People allowing "S"atan "IN".  Satan is the destroyer according to John 10:10, not God!

      We are having many disasters in these times because many people are turning away from "good" and embracing the wicked.

      1. A Troubled Man profile image58
        A Troubled Manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Let me get this straight, you believe Satan causes tsunamis, earthquakes and other natural disasters because people sin?

        lol

        1. getitrite profile image78
          getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yep.  You have now been transported back to the Dark Ages of understanding.  lol lol

      2. getitrite profile image78
        getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Your world view is COMPLETELY absurd.

        Is this not the twenty-first century?

        My word!!!!

      3. profile image0
        jomineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        See a psychiatrist without delay, he may be able to help you.

    7. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 7 years ago

      God doesn't 'allow' natural disaster & disease, they're merely a byproduct of the laws of existence.

    8. profile image50
      ibneahmadposted 7 years ago

      Why does God allow natural disaster and disease?

      I don't think the Creator God allows disaster or disease. He has set certain laws of the Universe which work and bring disaster or disease; the same laws give us health and prosperity.

     
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