|Oh, hey, Donald. I didn't see you there. I was just...|
How he obviously doesn't ever intervene in anyone's life directly.
|WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT??!?|
|The other day on TV there was this football player|
saying how God had helped his team win.
Suppose dad gets so mad at the team losing that he beats the kid?
Did THAT kid deserve that punishment?
just so some football player could date a third-rate pop singer?
about the team that won? |
All of their players are worthy of God’s special love?
None of them did something so bad that God felt the need to punish them?
None of their fans ever embezzled money or coveted their neighbor’s wife
|Then I thought about that 7 year old fan of the losing team|
again and you know what came to mind?
|I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE??!?|
|I WAS RIGHT!!?!|
That 7 year old boy loves jetpacks, right?
He does. All 7 year olds love jetpacks.
I thought, if God cares enough to grant prayers
for those people who deserve it, then there would be jetpacks.
And not just jetpacks but
real life dinosaurs,
and space aliens flying X-wings
over Niagara Falls
while Spongebob shoots at them with lasers.
So I said to myself:
Do I want to believe in a God that is like that,
just some sort of deranged genie granting wishes like they are slots on a roulette wheel?
Or would I rather believe in an all-powerful God that chooses to ignore us entirely?
|THOSE DON'T SEEM LIKE THEY|
WOULD BE THE ONLY TWO CHOICES!!?!
I think you’re missing the point.
We don’t really, and can’t really,
understand how God’s mind operates,
and trying to judge his behaviors
based on how our own minds work
is like an apple trying to figure out an octopus.
I think you’re missing the point:
in any system of belief in which God cares enough to reward,
directly or indirectly,
good behavior, the world would be overrun with
10-year-old cowboys riding rocket jets to chase the Abominable Snowman.