Originally posted by Donner
reply to post by DelayedChristmas
If it is all individual, then why does worship need to be organized in public schools on a daily basis?
I am not tryiong to imply that your god is not all-knowing or all-powerful. All i am saying is that if your religion presents him as such, then there
is no man made rule that can stop him from preventing such a tragedy if he simply choses to act. People were quick to thank this god for saving all of
the people on US Airways Flight 1549... he can step in and guide a plane to a safe water landing, but refuses to save a bunch of innocent children?
That shirt is basically saying - 'i allowed the children to die because i am not worshiped every day in school'
What the shirt is saying is from the perspective of man.
What do you mean when you ask "why does worship need to be organized in public schools on a daily basis," because I never said anything that would
imply the such. In fact, I detest the assertion for worship to be part of the school curriculum from certain parties.
If anything, I am pro teaching religion in school, not from the believer of said religion's perspective, but from a strictly academic, third person,
To address the question that pertains to the omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience of God with regard to saving the children of the CT shooting, I
don't know. I think things could have been a lot worse. I also think that certain things happen. For instance, I was at my local stationary store the
other day purchasing a cigar. I was eavesdropping on another customer's conversation with a lady. She was saying how she absolutely hates the kid that
shot up the school and it was bad that he killed himself because she wished he would have gone through much more torture. I was shaking my head at
this notion. Sure, her emotions were with the victims, and I was understanding why her emotions were that, but I also had thoughts of how deluded
people really were from what is, or may be, actually happening behind the scenes. I still think this has shooting has to do with the LIBOR scandal and
the best way to distract people is by invoking emotions, i.e. the sense of Patriotism and Nationalism after the 9/11 attacks and blatant prejudice
against the religion of Islam.
We can't really deflect the blame to God entirely. We, as a society and mankind, are at fault. We could have taken precautionary measures to avoid
events like these if intelligence and critical thinking were more valued in our culture, but it's not. We are our own worst enemies. Why does God
always have to pick up the pieces? As adults, when we teach kids to take responsibility of their actions, we should take heed of our own advice. We
have the power, and we have had it for a long time, yet we still don't know how to use it effectively for the good.
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