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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.


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