I am a Christian.
I'm sorry to hear that.
I respect your ideas and beliefs as your own and am not trying to convince or convert anyone away from their own ideas and opinions.
Well, I respect your right to have a belief, but I don't have to respect the actual belief, do I? I mean, even the most awful people in the world are entitled to beliefs, but that doesn't make them worthy of respect.
Would you be mad if I said I WAS trying to convert you because I feel your belief system might be a cancer to the world?
It occurs to me that maybe amputees are in a state of existence that is not broken in any way and thus no healing is necessary.
When I was in college, we had lots of lab classes. One of my lab classes had to do with treating amputees. So, one of our professors decided to bring in a patient that she saw regularly. We all showed up for lab, not knowing what to expect, but figuring it would be a ho-hum lecture about donning/doffing prosthetic legs. The man came in and we noticed immediately that he was a bilateral AK (Above the Knee) amputee. We also noticed that his residual stumps were scarred like you wouldn't believe, and not just the end parts, but the rest of the legs too.
So he starts telling us his story. He was a Vietnam Vet who was a P.O.W. for 3 years. He was beaten, tortured and his legs were so hacked to bits that he had to have them taken off when he was finally released. The torture and amputation left him with unbelievable scarring and also unbelievable amounts of trigger points in his legs and stump ends. So what was the treatment? Every week, this man had to have 50+ trigger point injections just to make it from one day to the next without pain that would send you and me to the ER.
During the lab session, they did some of the trigger point injections. To say it wasn't pretty is the understatement of the year. He yelled and screamed every single time the needle went in, but he swore he got a lot of relief after they were done.
So, do you still think amputees aren't broken?
The world is full of people who come in a wide variety of physical presentation.
Explained by evolution.
As a Christian my opinion is that all are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26 and 1:27 are my biblical reference) and with the population of the world in the billions that would mean a very wide variety of images.
How so? I would tend to think if everyone was made to look like one being, then everyone would look pretty much exactly the same. Since everyone looks a little different, I think that's an argument against you here.
But I think we would all benefit by relating to others based on who they are as an individual instead of what they look like.
But your religion says that the people who don't believe in your fairy tale are going to spend eternity in hell. Your thoughts mirror that of atheists, not Christians. As an atheist, I see no reason to think of any of us as different. That includes gays, women, etc.
I believe everyone should be treated equally.
This is very unbiblical. The God of the OT would laugh at you.
I noticed a lot of comments that suggested an uncaring or unresponsive God. So I just wanted to make a suggestion that might present a different perspective.
If God is there, and he has the power to fix that man I spoke about earlier, yet he doesn't do it... how can you honestly say God is caring and responsive? It's natural to think of someone or something who has the power to fix a problem, yet does not fix it, to be uncaring and unresponsive. I don't see how you can get around that.