posted on May, 25 2011 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by bsbray11
No I understand what you mean completely, I just mean looking back on it people always seem to say 'wow God was really on our side' or something and
I always think well if God truely was then surely he wouldnt have allowed such chaos to happen!
I always find it odd the argument that God aparently gave us free will and allows us to live our lives without interferance. But then I wonder why
people who believe that would pray as they dont believe divine intervention can take place as that would be interfering. It interests me because even
though from a young age I havent been religious (although I do believe in some higher spiritual power) I have when I was younger preyed during a time
where I was really scared and always like discussing this as at the time I was confused why I did. I guess it was a last ditch attempt and I though
that I had nothing to loose so I might as well try.
I just believe if God does exist then he truely doesnt interfere at all, otherwise why is there such apauling suffering taking place every single day
all over the world? Him being our 'father' I have no idea how this could be tolerated by him at all. So when you consider akll the suffering that
takes place you must assume that God just plain doesnt interfere and when surviving an event like this it is simply down to luck, because if it was
God who saved these people then surely he would save all the other people in such dire circumstances as well?
Many Christians believe this as well (that God does not interfere in our affairs) and this just makes me wonder what the point in prayer in a
situation like this would be. That was just my point of interest, but I think you have answered it for me and indeed I have answered it myself from my
own experience, which is when we are placed in such a situation where we feel helpless praying is at least something we can do to occupy ourselves and
feel like we are doing something that might possibly work in our favour.