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Re: [humanism-174] Chip off the old blockhead

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:04 PM
This has always been the conundrum that comes with attributing perfectly natural events (whether disasters or good fortune) to the whims of supernatural forces.  One has to reconcile bad people receiving rewards and good fortune while good (i.e. pious/faithful) are struck down!
 
When a major earthquake leveled Madrid, Spain several hundred years ago (a seismically active area btw), local bishops blamed the citizenry's lack of piety and repentance for bringing God's wrath upon them. The citizens responded that the people of Paris, France were far more impious that they and yet Paris suffered no quakes!
 
Naturally, one theological response is that God challenges His faithful children with "tests". And He also likes to mess with faithful folks who don't whack any possible "sinners" who might be living with or near them. 
 
Basically, God is as confused and intolerant as His representatives seem to be!  When one looks at theology with any sort of rational thought, the logical conclusion is that God is
 
A.  a moron
B.  a monster
C.  a swell guy, but impotent
D.  non-existent
 
My own conclusion is D.
 
Tim Campbell
 
In a message dated 11/4/[masked]:44:18 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
Might as well use ram's bladders to prevent earthquakes.

If the U.S. is one of the most religious countries in the
world, why are we getting all the natural disasters? I
would think secular Europe would be in a constant
drought/fire/flood cycle, if god was really controlling
the weather based on levels of theism.

-Greg

On Sun, 4 Nov[masked]:55:48 -0500
  Tim Campbell <[address removed]> wrote:
> AHHHHHHHH!!!!! I am soooooooo scared!  Imaginary
>villains like  Hannibal
> Lecter, Lex Luther, the Joker, and Jesus the magic judge
>always  frighten me
> and make me cry!  The stupidity of their minions makes
>me  want to vomit!
>
> Tim Campbell
>
>
> In a message dated 11/4/2012 12:07:45 A.M. Eastern
>Standard Time, 
> [address removed] writes:
>
>
> Billy Graham's son Franklin says this election is
>America's "last call" 
> before the return of "Big J"! Those who don't "know or
>worship Him" shall be 
> judged!
> _http://m.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-warns-election-could-be-ame
> ricas-last-call-before-christ-returns--84227/_
> (http://m.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-warns-election-could-be-americas-last-call-before-christ
> -returns--84227/)
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