Re: Questions I Have Yet To Understand About God And Religio
The first question is one that we have heard all too often....If there IS a God and he is so miraculous and all of that, then why does he allow bad things to happen?
Bad things happen to good poeple, and good things happen to bad people. Life is a lesson one learns by 'living' it. When struggle comes, or 'bad' things happen, it is an emotional test. If you are angry and act it without first repsecting the other person as you respect yourself, well something bad will happen to you in return. You have just done something bad to someone else, even if in response to something bad they did to you.
2nd Question...I think somebody has already mentioned this one) If God knows all, sees all, hears all, etc., what's the purpose of prayer?
There is no 'if' to this. All who believe in God knows that the mind and heart are like open doors. The religious definition of prayer does not allow for common sense to apply. The worshipers already believe in the doctrine. The lack of a 'need' for prayer does not absolve them of their belief that they must treat their god as blind and deaf. I personally ask for the things I need: spiritual growth, understanding, knowledge, and how to apply it in my life. That is something I don't have that God has in abundance. Something I need that I seek, not pray, for.
3rd Question....Whenever something wonderful or miraculous happens, people think that God played a huge role in making the miracle happen. Yet when something bad happens, God had nothing to do with it.
God is Good. The Devil is Bad. This is the mentality.
4th Question....If we pray for something and we get it, was it REALLY the prayer that did it? Or would the same thing have happened if we didn't pray in advance? True enough....I can't prove that it DIDN'T help, but can anyone prove that it did?
What came first, the hen or the egg? Why ask if the only thing you are concerned with is eating them?
Final Question....If Heaven is such a wonderful place, then why do we do everything in our power to avoid death?
Because they don't *know* what it means to die. Even though they 'believe' life comes after death, they are not certain of it. This is the truth in the mind of most every christians. When it comes down to living or dying and they are presented with a choice, believing in something is often not enough to go on and they opt to live. That way they can research and be 'sure' next time.
I believe in God to a certain extent, but it's questions like this that make me wonder.
Believing in God is good but if we all conducted ourselves as if God believed in us, then we wouldn't be worried about the little things. We'd be too busy trying to fix our bad habits. Like cursing, being judgemental, lying, cheating and the like. Most of us would be too busy trying to perfect ourselves in the sight of God instead of worrying about religion in the first place.