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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 16 2013: yes but this brings up the question that no Christian can answer if god is all powerful and doesn't help us he either doen't care about us or isn't all powerful and all powerful god could stop the shooting easier than the snapping of your fingers when it obviously doesn't help society and mankind as a whole just like all tragedies like another one you definitely can't say is beneficial to humans would be the catholic persecution and killings in the medieval times god could have changed the whole mindset of every human involved in it and made them love each other and work to the common good but he didn't which brings me back to he either doesn't care or he can't care and the only way to makes all of this logical is to come to the conclusion that there is no god and ALL religion is false and that we are as important in the universe as the vast number of ants burrowing the ground beneath your feet
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      Mar 16 2013: I feel it all ends up on the believer, him or herself. It is apparent that people do question their God in times of personal lose. After what happened last year and reading many posts, I asked myself for a greater understanding? I had an opening of the mind moment for me and I realized what freewill was on a higher level. In a deep moment of sadness, for the lose of these beautiful people, I had a new understanding of freewill and why there can be no intervention that blocks a mans actions.
      • Mar 16 2013: no it's not up to you you have no free will in this situation you believe what you are brought up in if you were raised an atheist you would be an atheist you may hate the bad things that happen to you and maybe question god why? and this is healthy you trust this god to help you in all things and work your life to your benefit but he simply doesn't and your life has many events that never help help you and just damage you this is because you are not important which is a tough thing for humans to grasp you are NOT special and you do not have a personal deity watching out for you believe this if you are scared of the truth but me i got the balls to look at life for the abyss it is and do the best i can in it
        and so if you had an opening and greater way to understand god you care to share this ultimate knowledge?
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          Mar 16 2013: An observation: A man of faith continues to believe his beliefs no matter what another man does not believe. A man who believes in nothingness continues to believe no matter what another man of faith believes. These two men see life from their own pivotal view.
          It is a possibility offered in an opinion from my 25 years of research to come to a better understanding of our universe and our perceptions thereof.
          Here you might find an understanding. But it won't come easily and you will have to study, absorb and reflect. Most people would walk away or reject a thought that they do not comprehend in 5 minutes.
          I have tried to put my theory in as understandable as possible format.
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        Mar 17 2013: Hi bushy.

        Freewill does not explain all the non human causes of suffering.
        Like earthquakes and disease.

        Also a god could easily have set up a situation where spirits have choices without harming other spirits. Seems if we have a god it set up a situation where most animals evolved to survive by eating and killing other living things and humans can harm each other, and the weather, disease, floods, famines etc can cause suffering.

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