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Bushy Van Eck

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Why Would God Allow a Tragedy?

If God is truly a God of Love then why would God not stop a tragedy? I have often asked myself this question. Thousands of posts on Facebook after the recent shootings in Connecticut prove we all have the same question. Our hearts were torn apart in such a way that our country is now fighting over gun control to prevent this from ever happening again. The pain is just too unbearable to think of this ever happening to one of our own children. The question still remains, no matter what we do, “Why would God allow this to happen”? I believe many people questioned their faith at times of tragedy.
What IF?
What if this tragedy, these beautiful people that lost their lives, bring us to a new understanding of God in a much more meaningful way. What if we realized, now more than ever, we are a part of each and every person that lost their life on that day? What if we realize they will never be lost because collectively, we all died that day? The world did come to an end on Dec 14th 2012 as we once knew it. There is no longer a need for a question like “Why Would God Allow a Tragedy” but a realization that God is there in every past, present and future moment. Because God gave us freewill to be who we are.

God Bless to those whose life was tragically taken, we love you forever…………………..


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  • Mar 12 2013: Let us suppose that we can believe in a God that does nothing evil or even anything that appears to be evil. Then "acts" of God have no meaning when "God" allegedly plagues us with earthquakes, tornados, asteroids or other acts that "appear" evil. I encourage all those who are atheists who don't believe in God not to believe in God until or unless that God makes its presence known to you in some fashion. Since I had a close encounter my "god" did not perform a miracle---except after the encounter I acquired faith. Was the encounter real or a figment of my imagination? I choose to have faith.

    Based on the above observations I reject the teachings of the "Old Testament" that brings us a wrathful or vengeful God.

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