According to Genesis, God deemed natural disasters to be 'very good'. What are you feelings on this? Is it immoral and unjust to label parasites, predators, and natural disasters as "very good"?
Or is there some way to read and interpret this biblical passage that makes God look more moral? If so, your solution cannot add anything new that's not already in the biblical text and cannot leave out any details that the Bible provides. Share Your Solution
- Since the god of Abraham shows itself, through its own actions, to be nothing more than a petty, jealous bully of a tyrant, why wouldn't it approve of using the suffering caused by such events to mete out punishments? He's been there, done that. SOP
- —Guest reedeux
- According to my interpretation of the bible, originally god made a paradise for us to live in. then eve ate of the tree, which in turn ruined the paradise. all a part of gods plan. the whole of gods plan is not been revealed and of course what we try to understand does not make any since. we are to live on in a different form (after life) throughout eternity, which means trillions of years, and we are supposed to have learned something (with all the suffering) in the 0+ to 100 years that we lived here on earth and that will help us (with gods help) live extremely happy in the trillions of years of after life? Got it? LMAO
- —Guest davidm
God as a lab tech
- I picture God as an only child without playmates, and he only has his chemistry set with which he creates this ant-like farm. He wants his critters to do as he wants, and gets agitated when they rebel. He pours in a little water to drown out his first batch, leaving only a few breeders to continue his experiment. This was so successful, he continues to delight himself with a flood here, a shake there, and he allows a portion of Hell to spew forth occasionally just to remind his creatures where they are going when he decides to end his experiment. He trains them how to war on each other, mainly, I believe, to keep their numbers down. He has demonstrated many times to them what famine is. They seem not to heed. The females, his second attempt at perfecting his creation, and who he meant to be subservient to his first, has proven, from her first day, to be stronger than he intended. They are a marvel, and he cannot put aside his pride, yet he continues to allow the male
- —Guest Ray Shoop
nature does not care about us
- if god existed s/he,or rather it could have found a better feeding solution than is predators and prey. actually it has found it,eating plants,which do not have nervous system and thus do not feel pshysical and psychycal pain and fear of dying. the same,but in some other way,for which i am not interested,apples for parasites and other kind of ugly but necessary for natuer species. but not for god. it could have found any way to keep even intelligent life fed without hurting others feelings. theres no god. simple as that.
Why didn't god put us there to begin
- "Why didn't god put us there (in heaven) to begin with?" Answered best with another question. What would be the entertainment value in that?
- First, Thanks Austin for bringing these hard-to-answer-for-a-theist questions to the table. Theists, why so silent? Am an atheist, but here are some options I made up myself. Not based on the Bible, because the book doesn't give us any hint on this regard, but we need to make things up to justify a loving god. I studied the book for 20. - When perfection was abounding all over the earth, no disasters should have occurred to mankind. Either natural phenomena was mild or people had the intelligence to dodge trouble. Since people are sinful, they are left without the protection of a god (there's no proof of this in the Bible). - Dead people then would go to heaven (raises more questions than answers, as the meme of going to heaven already does, such as "Why didn't god put us there to begin with?"). - God may simply make dead people respawn! Isn't he supposed to have the power and willingness to do so? (If so, suffering is not avoided. Why didn't god simply make us stronger?
- —Guest Max