HOME   People do good because they are human, not because they are religious! 

Do not give God any credit for the good they do, they did it!

 

What you would be is what you are like as a person

The hypothetical is not a mere thought experiment. It impacts on the kind of person you want to be. If you would kill for money that may be hypothetical but it does not make you any better as a person. It makes you bad. The hypothetical shows what you are in your heart. It shows the kind of person you are underneath it all.

Imagine you were forced to choose between two things.

A baby suffers horrendously and there is nothing anybody can do except God.

Do you say the suffering should not happen? This choice leaves God out.

Do you say it should when God lets it happen and that God knows best? This choice is about God.

That you are not forced is not the point. We are talking about what you would do IF YOU WERE and what this "would" says about you.

It is inhuman to say the child should suffer so that you may have faith in God. God is not faith. Faith is about you even if there is a God.

 

Many people blame God for suffering children.  What if blaming God was good for us?  What if it motivated us best to help suffering?  Clearly then it would be good to blame God and condemn him!  But God goes with the idea that even then it is wrong to blame God even if we suspect he should be blamed.  Belief in God goes with the notion that I should sacrifice the happiness of others for him. 

 

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The hypothetical may be hypothetical but it still shows us what kind of people we are. If hypothetically a foetus only a few weeks old had to be aborted now to save the mother from a cruel or even fatal disease what then? Surely you would see how evil it is to argue that all life is sacred and the foetus cannot be touched!  Christianity makes a grown woman equal to something that can barely be seen and that is insane or evil depending on your perspective!