2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

God is a Loving and Just, Really?

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran

Submitted by Robert (United States), Aug 26, 2014 at 11:35

I have a hard time believing the above statement. A million Ethiopians died of starvation. If God is all-powerful, he could have provided for them. But he didn't. Children are born with birth defects that shorten their life. Children die prematurely from disease. Good people suffer endlessly, bad godless people prosper. Pastors commit adultery,steal from their church parishes, priests commit atrocities upon children while "God's true Church", according to the Catholics knowing let it continue. People are raped, tortured, killed mercilessly in the name of religion, one or the other and God sits by doing nothing. Where's the love? Where's the justice? Where's the protection from evil, if you want to take the position that evil is the source of bad things. Why does God let this all happen?

Free will has nothing to do with children starving from no sin or choice of their own. Ever five seconds a child dies from starvation, yet we product enough food to feed the world. God seemed to intervene constantly on behalf of the Jews in the old testament. He didn't do much for them while the Nazi's were exterminating six million of them and millions of other "undesirables" i.e. handicapped, gypsies, etc.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to God is a Loving and Just, Really? by Robert

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)