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    Default Why god let's bad things happen

    God let's bad things happen to us in order for us to be mentally and spiritually stronger and sometimes, he sees weaknesses that we do not even know. Sometimes because of our own wrong doing.
    It is also to test us whether we are loyal or not. Sometimes we take things for granted and it makes us evaluate our own choices in the past with an open eye.
    In order for society to survive, we must all pitch in and cooperate with one another, split the resources fairly.
    If we get greedy, everything will fall apart
    The main reason why there is no long peace is because everything is set and stone.
    Another is that resources are limited and the ones who had the most goes bad because they are in control.
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    I think that this is one of those platitudes that gets told that means to be comforting or explaining of the mysteries without fulfilling either.

    I think that if you subscribe to the concept of free will then you also have to accept the price tag that comes with free will which is that there is no control. Bad things can happen because good things can happen. To have a life unhit by life's curveballs is a life not actually being lived but programmed.

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    How do you know all of this? Did you get it on a piece of paper from God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by draon9 View Post
    God let's bad things happen to us in order for us to be mentally and spiritually stronger and sometimes, he sees weaknesses that we do not even know. Sometimes because of our own wrong doing.
    It is also to test us whether we are loyal or not. Sometimes we take things for granted and it makes us evaluate our own choices in the past with an open eye.
    Isn't this the logical equivalent of locking yourself in a room and swallowing the key?

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    It rains and shines on the good and bad alike.

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    How do you know all of this? Did you get it on a piece of paper from God?
    Didn't you get the e-mail? He sent one out to everyone on the forum.
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    This idea works better in the abstract or for normal problems.
    I've recently encountered a level of trauma in a friend that has made me rethink everything. There is a question posed in the movie "Signs" asking whether one assumes that there is something out there watching over humanity, or if we are completely alone. When one faces the extreme kinds of pain and trauma in close proximity, it legitimately calls that into question. Even if there is something out there that cares, even then, some of the hideous things that happen don't deserve an explanation or a justification.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    Quote Originally Posted by labyrinthine View Post
    This idea works better in the abstract or for normal problems.
    I've recently encountered a level of trauma in a friend that has made me rethink everything. There is a question posed in the movie "Signs" asking whether one assumes that there is something out there watching over humanity, or if we are completely alone. When one faces the extreme kinds of pain and trauma in close proximity, it legitimately calls that into question. Even if there is something out there that cares, even then, some of the hideous things that happen don't deserve an explanation or a justification.
    Hindus believe in Ganesh, the God with the head of an elephant, but the Christians go one better and believe in the Trinity, the God with three heads.

    To believe in these two Gods we need to suspend our disbelief, we need to be entranced rather than rational, otherwise both these Gods are preposterous.
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    God lets bad things happen, when his fridge runs out of beer
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    Didn't you get the e-mail? He sent one out to everyone on the forum.
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    I don't think it has anything at all to do with us, specifically. I think of the strongest traits we associate with humanity - compassion, mercy, bravery, giving, sympathy, empathy, love... These traits only find value in God not interfering with freewill and letting, what we would consider, bad things to happen. Love only has value when one has a choice. The expression of humanity's most honorable traits is only possible in a world in which those traits are needed.
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