Harsh Questions I Will Definitely Like to Ask God
So I was in this trance and guess who I saw? It was God himself. No, actually I didn’t see him. Don't forget that no one has ever seen him. It's just that I just felt his presence. No, well, actually I didn’t feel his presence. I just imagined I was feeling his presence.
So in my imagination, I started having these thoughts. I felt like I just have to use this very once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk to God and ask him some of the questions that have bedeviled me for a very long time.
So I started.
And these are the things I asked God.
Why did you create man? Why did you elevate man so much above every other living thing? What is so special about man that made you to choose to make him so unique and gave him the ability to control every other being in the world?
Where are you?
I know I’m feeling like I’m in your presence right now… but so do so many other people all over the world. So where exactly are you? Are you living right in our respective hearts or are you occupying every space around us which makes you quite omnipresent?
I'm a little bit confused about this but yes, why prayers? You know everything about us even the thoughts we have in our minds so of what use is our prayers to you? Can you do without our prayers?
Are you evil?
Yes, are you? I’m asking this because I see so many evils these days. It’s not a question of seeing what I’m intend to see. No, there is evil and it’s in so many places. Injustice. Child abuse. Terrorism. Human trafficking, etc…
These evils pervade our society because of man’s inhumanity to fellow man and to some extent it seems it reflects an inherent evil in man.
So that’s why I’m asking this because I read somewhere that you made man in your own image.
Why is Satan still very much around? What will it take to send him to the pits of hell? Oh, I forgot, he’s already there but yet his evil influence is still so much felt everyday.
But why is Satan misleading your people and you are allowing it to happen? Can’t something be done about this bad guy once and for all?
Are you in any form of competition with Satan or is Satan just existing to highlight your own significance?
I’m confused. Really.
And speaking about Satan throws up this question too. God, please, what exactly is the purpose of hell? Is it really your intention to make some people suffer? Or is going to hell one of those things that people bring upon themselves?
Why free will?
Which brings us to this. Why give man free will and then still expect him to live up to your standards? In fact, why give man free will at all in the first place knowing full well that man with his inquisitive and unpredictable nature is so capable of doing all sorts of things—awesome and gruesome, inclusive?!
Why death? Why do people die? Is death just a natural process and does it serve any significance towards another goal in your plans for man? If so, what could those plans be? Can you give me a tip, please…?
And talking about death brings me to this very point. God, why creation? Why life? Where does life come from? What’s exactly the purpose of life? In other words, why did you create us in the first place?
Some say we are on a journey here on earth and it's for a purpose. If true, what is that very purpose for this very journey? Some others say that we actually chose to be on this journey. Again, if true, who told us to choose? Was it you? Or did our free will cover that part too…?
I need some answers.
Still on creation, I've been wondering about this very thing. God, how did everything really come about? I really want to know. You see, looking from the outside, life and nature itself as a whole looks like a very simple process but on a closer examination, any critical observer will easily see that life is indeed a great, complex and very intelligent design with a structured order suggesting that something really great is going on on the inside.
Which is why I really want to know what is really really going on.