I'm hesitant to post this, as it seems you are probably very young, but if you are going to put your opinions out there, you should be prepared to have them scrutinized.
Again, I feel that GOD is being wrongfully accused and I don't understand why you are blaming Him for anything when it is He whom has loved you and has given you life.
You are assuming that God gave us life without any proof to back it up. In that sense, it's just a statement that could be wrong or could be right.
You see, this is the problem. You have this image of God conjured in your mind that was likely put there by people you have trusted throughout your life. They give you words and phrases from the bible and have taught you things that seemed to make sense at the time, but relied on an overriding notion that having faith in a loving God is a good thing. You believe that God can not possibly do anything bad, but when you look at the reality of the world we live in, and you see all the bad that happens here, you are suddenly forced to come up with excuses as to why that happens. What you seem to always gloss over is the fact that God might simply not be real in the first place.
When it is not Him killing innocent children.
But he sees them dying right? He knows they're dying, right? He's watching them die, right? All the time with the power to stop it, right? He may not be killing them directly, but standing by with folded arms can only mean one thing... He wants them to die. There is no other way around that for you.
Did not the devil temp Jesus in the desert.
No. That's not true either. The devil isn't real.
Look it up and see and stop blaming GOD for something He is going to stop and deal with swiftly at the appointed time. All must be fulfilled first.
Ridiculous. It's been 2000 years. Wake up and smell the coffee. It's not going to happen. It's all a myth.
OK, so you believe GOD does not exist. I understand that.
So tell me this. In your own words, why is there so much famine in the world w/o using GOD as an excuse...?
Famine is (by far) better understood if you take the notion of a benevolent, all powerful being out of the equation, don't you think? This is simple common sense here. Honestly, I don't understand how you can view it any other way. Their natural circumstances dictate a lack of food. They have no access to it because of the things Emily cited. Just like our (in the better developed nations of the world) natural circumstances dictate an abundance of food. Just ask yourself what it would take for YOU to starve to death.
If God were evil, you could understand famine better. If God didn't exist, you could understand famine better. The only thing that does NOT make sense is to say that God is the greatest good in the universe.. yet he allows famine on massive scales. No matter what excuse you provide, famine in the presence of a God purported to be all good, all powerful, and loving toward the human race is the LEAST likely of those 3.
It would be like someone claiming their father is the best father in the world, and then you find out that they purposefully deny their children food. Any sane, rational person would just say the child is wrong. You could claim that the child's father is evil, sure. You could claim that the child doesn't really know their father, sure. But to claim he's the best father? Ridiculous no matter how you slice it.
You are very lost, ILOVEYOU. You really are. You've bought this nonsense hook, line and sinker. There are millions and millions of people who have very, VERY good reasons to think you're totally wrong. I know you think you're right, but you have only been given ONE side of a very TWO sided debate. Most of the people here on this website have been given a chance to look equally at both sides, and make a proper determination. There is no God. Never has been. You're belief that prayer works for you is ridiculous. It really is. That is all in your mind. While you may not have considered it, you must understand that in this argument, it is possible that YOU could be wrong.