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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 15 2013: Why Would God Allow a Tragedy?

    Assumes a god exists.

    Assumes an interventionist god.

    No proof of either I suggest.
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      Mar 15 2013: yes I agree no proof as in other than what perceptions we have. Do you feel it is okay to accept knowledge or an ultimate intelligence as God? If there could be a scientific understanding of knowledge accumulated into one source, would that be proof then? Science seem to headed in that direction.
      Thanks for the comment.
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        Mar 17 2013: Hi Bushy, I suggest knowledge is knowing and understanding stuff. I would not personify it unless there is some reason or evidence to do so.

        An ultimate intelligence just seems to be a human construct, an idea, a hypothetical concept.

        Similarly some people call the universe god. I just call it the universe.

        If there were evidence for gods I would accept that. But coming up with hypothetical constructs is not evidence.

        That does not mean I assert that gods don't exist. Just no compelling evidence in my view.

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