WLC up to his usual tricks. This isn't specifically about amputees, but it covers them:
Dealing With Physical Ailment
Does anyone believe that WLC really means, "God sends us doctors, who have explored the mysteries of His created order to uncover the secrets of health and healing." God sends us doctors??? What? From Xenu? Or does he create the male ones out of mud and the females from spare rib?
And why do we need to " uncover the secrets of health and healing"? Can't God simply tell us?
I think that the concept that science is finding out the secrets of the universe with medical science finding out about how we work and how to fix us when it goes wrong is probably something WLC would want to say. If he doesn't then there is the immediate problem of science healing and god not healing which deals bit of blow to his theology. of course, as a good apologist he's got the answers ready as to why god doesn't heal people but none make sense of an all-loving god.
Now it is certainly true that those of us who have physical disabilities manage to get along in life one way or another what with the support of family, friends and some great aids like wheelchairs etc. but it is insulting at best to be told that one has to 'deal with the disability' to get a better reward later.' In many cases, the science does not provide cures, at least yet. Multiple Sclerosis, spinal injuries etc. have no cure so that only rehab and aids allows people to live somewhat harder lives. Again, if this amazing god channels his 'love' through medicine one would have expected to see a lot more treatments that cure and very much fewer neurologists saying, 'well we know what's wrong but there's no treatment.'
WLC ought to have a rethink after talking to groups of people with disabilities and come up with something that makes sense. A demonstration of the existence of god would be good too and not just his usual philosophical ruminations.