Where was God?

It is stories like this one that drive home the futility of believing in the omnipotent, benevolent God of Christianity. Eighteen children drown after their boat capsizes in Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

I anticipate two responses from believers, neither of which makes sense. The first response is “God works in mysterious ways. We must have faith that this accident serves the glory of God, even if it isn’t clear how.”

Poppycock.

The second response is likely to come from the parents of the survivors: “Thank you God for sparing my child.”

More poppycock.

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One Response to Where was God?

  1. NFQ says:

    Agreed. They always seem to know exactly what God was intending when something good happens, but God becomes mysterious and incomprehensible when there’s a tragedy.

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