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God and Disaster

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View From The Right explores how the Tsunami disaster in Asia affects religious belief. VFR is a fine blog.


1) you assume that if God exists, that means that God’s will is directly manifest in every event on earth, and therefore any bad event on earth proves either that God is an SOB or that he doesn’t exist. But that is not what any religion holds, certainly not Christianity. The Lord’s Prayer says: “Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” The petition would be pointless unless God’s will were not ordinarily done on earth.

2) There have always been people, perhaps a majority, who have treated religion or God as being primarily about getting good things for themselves and avoiding bad things. But this is not what religion is about. The primary thing about religion is not “What is God doing for me, to help my external circumstances?”, but “Am I aligned with God, whatever my external circumstances may be?


Written by Curt

January 2, 2005 at 10:04 am

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