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Where is God in this forsaken world?

If God is real why has She/He allowed this world, and the humans in it to become such a hostile place?

  • Feb 21 2011: well, here is how I look at it.firstly, I don't think god is a thing, an entity sitting in heaven ( or wherever) deciding how the world should work, god isn't human, so lets stop putting human characteristic on it
    Second, Humans need to realize that we have made the mess so therfore we should clean it up. You could also look at it like this, think of the human race as a child and this child has made a mistake, broken something, now think of god as the parent, if god fixes the problem then what does the child learn, nothing. But if god stands back and says fix it then the child learns a valuble lesson and becomes stronger

    .But if you really are looking for god in this 'forsaken' place, Then I would suggest that you name something good in your life and rename it god. The goodness we find in others and in ourselves should really be called godness. Anyway those are my thoughts, I hope they helped.
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    May 1 2011: God is in our minds. We invented him because we need someone like him. Doesn't mean he is there to begin with.
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    Feb 22 2011: I fail to see how this is an idea.
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    Mar 16 2011: its in our hearts
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    Feb 26 2011: Our egos have escalated to their peak and the results are all around us. It's all part of a really big plan.
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    Feb 22 2011: god 'he' is so busy making love to god 'she' that ALL that EXISTS is the 'beautiful pure perfect love' within the SPACE between THEM....seems so many people are so bound up in their own 'bad programming' or lack of integration with the heart of reality that experiencing and knowing that SPACE is impossible. It really doesn't have any reflection on the nature of 'god'...as 'they' are eternally wrapped up in the orgasmic ecstatic hilariousness of blissful creative love making....
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    Feb 21 2011: First, I would not agree we are in a "forsaken world". While we have much more transparency and velocity in our awareness of struggles, conflicts and threats, compared to generations past this is a golden age for humans. The dynamic, positive and constructive forces far outweigh the alternatives. As Hans Roslings' data points out, benefit is being see on many dimensions and on a global level. Are there hostilities and conflicts that are horrendous and appalling? - yes, of course. But there is not balance as the negatives tend to get a disproportionate mindshare through news and media biases.

    Regarding your question as to why (a) God has not jumped in and bailed us out of our conflicts, I agree with the comments made by Ashley and James. I also believe that conflict, struggle and resolution is an important element of the nature of life. To suggest a God should intervene implies that it is straightforward to determine who is right. Some of the most hostile and violent conflicts have arisen when a deep seated difference in what "right" is exists.