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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 13 2013: A small story: An old man aged 80 years is crying in a temple in front of God idol. Few people around him asked for reason. He took them to his home where there a 45 year old man lying in a bed all these 45 years. He pointed at him and told he is my son. All these years I took good care of him and now I am afraid that who will take care of him after his death. Others looked at the old man and asked: "Why did you carry this burden all these years?". The old man replied: In this whole world GOD identified me as a good care taker and protector of such a child so I was fulfilling GOD's wish.

    In the above story, you can see how a person shows his respect to GOD and how he accepts HIS actions. One thing we do for all living beings(not only humans): "Pray for everyone".
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      Mar 13 2013: Thank you Bharath for that story.
    • Mar 16 2013: ok your story is basically saying that this man knew and had information from god im his head which is IMPOSSIBLE if it were true then god would be provable instead this poor old man was a fanatic who though "god" wanted him to do something but it was simply his own perception of his life and he connected what he was good at with what god wanted him to do

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