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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 and you will just ignore this one and come up with some irrational explanation for the things i said so you can keep believing in your modern god so i said this for nothing
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      Mar 16 2013: I do not believe I have nor will I ignore your beliefs or non beliefs. My question is can you tolerate someone that believes different than your own? Can we just accept our differences and move on appreciating each other for more than just our beliefs?
      • Mar 16 2013: i answered that in my other comment yes i do actually i am a very accepting person but i wonder is it right to do that if you know the truth and the other person does not?
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          Mar 17 2013: Charles, my answer would be as long as neither one of our views, beliefs, etc. would cause intent to harm each other, then it would be appropriate. This would always leave open the possibilities for more discussion, persuasion and so forth. What if you and I were both hunters and we both were successful in each killing a deer. I said a prayer for the animal giving its live to feed my family and you said this was a good day not having any need to say a prayer. Then so happens some environmentalists jog by and yell “murderers”! We both look at each other in amazement and say “they’re crazy”. Need I say more?

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