I feel the need for justice same as you because we are both humans with souls and we both see evil done in the world and hate it.
Apart from your use of the word 'souls' here, I would agree. There is no such thing as a soul. But the difference between us is that I love humanity. I don't see everyone as evil. So when I see tragedy, my reaction is sadness. If I viewed everyone as evil, I highly doubt I would think of tragedies as sad. I might see 20,000 starving kids as having deserved it if I thought all of them were evil.
So I ask you again... if you truly feel that all people are evil sinners (something I'm doubting of you more and more every minute), why do you have any reason to feel sad if tragic events befall them? It may be your instinct to see tragedy as a bad thing, but your belief system says otherwise.
I might not have such difficulty in understanding how a human can develop empathy without some external moral agent, but we feel so much more than empathy at certain times.
Which emotion do you feel could NOT POSSIBLY have developed naturally?
I think the best we can hope to understand it is know that He is the perfect father who loves us more than we can fully comprehend, hates sin more than we can fully compehend and demands justice in a way that we can't fully comprehend. We get a sense of it because we are made in His image, but the picture has become distorted.
Alright, now this is something you have to be called out on. Your response here is just ridiculous. This is not something that a rational person could look at the world and say with a straight face. He's a perfect father even though he allows things to happen to his children that an imperfect father (such as yourself) would never allow. He loves us more than we can fully comprehend, even though He doesn't show it in the least. He hates sin more than we comprehend, yet he allows it to happen all the God damn time. And his demand for justice is something we can't comprehend, but is never actually observed during our lifetimes... only after we're dead and can't prove it.
Do you realize that all of this COULD be nonsense? Really, it could. It's entirely possible. By saying we don't understand God, all you are doing is excusing away the fact that the world looks as if there is no
God that loves us more than we can ever know, that there is no
God that demands ultimate justice, and that there is no
God who hates sin more than anything. You believe it, but you really, REALLY could be completely wrong here. Are you so brainwashed that you can't even see that's what you're doing? Just think about it.
If I made up a God and gave it any characteristics I wanted, do you know how I would explain how it could exist in our current reality? The same way you do. I would say that we simply don't have a full understanding of his ways. That's a very easy way to weasel out of having to explain things coherently. I hope you can see that's all you're doing here. It's a lame, cheap tactic that anyone can use to justify belief in any god they want. Here's a couple examples: I could say that my god is the ultimate evil, but since there is a decent amount of 'good' that happens in this world, I would say that we just don't have a good understanding of what the ultimate evil was. I could say that my god wants everyone to be tall, but since not everyone is tall, I could just say that we have an imperfect understanding of the word 'tall'.
It's all bullshit man. All of it. Everyone who's ever told you that the Christian God was real is wrong. They just are.