What about the 10's of thousands (that number is on the low side) of innocent children under age 5 who get to that age with bodies stunted, belly bloated from hunger, who spent their entire short lives craving more than a 1/4 bowl of rice (and that's it), never to know what a full stomach is??
Your answer lies in your first statement. Why are you so angry at God for this? Since you are an athiest then who really is left to blame? Mankind! Are you still as angry or do you simple dismiss it? Certainly the earth can grow enough food. If it couldn't then that might be God's fault and not ours. How much money do humans spend on weapons meant to destroy each other? How many hungry could be fed for that amount? Probably all of them for a thousand years to come from just one year of weapon making. Does this not make you angry?!
Atheists do not believe in god. We know mankind is to blame. We make too many babies and we don't have enough food. It's that simple. What I think we have a problem with is the fact that you worship a god that, if he exists, allows all of the starvation to happen without lifting a finger.
Imagine you, yourself had the ability to grow enough food in your basement to feed the entire world and it would cost you literally nothing to do it. This is what God has at his fingertips. He doesn't do anything with it. If YOU did that, I would think you were an ass hole. If He exists like you say He does, then why should I not think the same thing of God? I don't understand how you could see it any other way unless you are so deeply deluded in the notion that God is 'good', that you couldn't possibly see this fact as bad.
But what about earthquakes and tidal waves that kill millions - with thousands of infants drowned, or smashed? What about diseases from mosquitos infecting 2 year olds who never get to age 3, and spend their last year shitting their life away?
Jesus, as a perfect man, demonstrated his ability to control the weather and heal the sick by asking for God's help. If only we could become like Jesus was.
Another few questions for you. If Jesus had the power to heal everyone, but instead only picked and chose who to heal, does that make him a good guy or not? If GOD has the power to heal everyone, but instead only picks and chooses who to heal, should we consider him 'good' or not? If there were a doctor who had a magic pill that could heal every single person of their ailments and he only handed out a few of them, would you think him 'good'?
The other option is that Jesus did none of that and they were just myths.
So why doesn't God do anything!? This is a rightful question to ask. And the answer is because mankind will not accept it!
If God wasn't real, Jstwebbrowsing, would that explain why God does nothing? Every excuse you use, every rationalization you come up with, every theological explanation you write down pales in comparison to the explanatory power of 'God isn't real'.
Mankind will not accept it? Ridiculous.
Mankind is not only being judged as individuals but mankind, as a whole, is being judged. Those that do accept God's help are helped by God individually during this time, but only to a certain extent. He will not carry it to the extent of helping mankind as a whole unless mankind as a whole accepts it. The individuals will have to wait until the 1000 reign of Christ for the complete fulfillment of their prayers.
Or that's a heaping pile of useless information and the reason God doesn't help is that He's not real.
Those that accept God's headship are more than willing to submit to this sad situation although they do not like it. They understand why it is happening and what is at stake. They also understand what is at the end of it and realize that any amount of suffering they are now subject to is nothing in comparison to what awaits them in the future. They also understand that the problem at hand will never come up again.
Or they are simply trying to understand why a being that is supposedly the ultimate good, actually seems like such an ass hole.
My parents weren't exactly perfect - but they kept me clothed and fed, and donated to the Red Cross to help others - what , exactly, has your god done?
He designed the family for you.
Would you say the same of families that abuse and rape their own children? Did God design those as well? Why or why not? And if he did not, how do you explain how families like that exist? And be careful here, I'm trying to trap you in your own logic.
What? You mean like god "just exists"? Or how heaven is filled with people who, "just exist."?
Neither of these statement are true. God, and those in heaven work. Just like he created humans to do. I'm sure all of their work is not confined to this world. But in realtion to this world, much work is being carried out in heaven at this very moment. It's not like everyone just sits around and bows down to God all the time while he's kicked back with a cigar is his mouth on some beach. Everyone has something to do, and most gain satisfaction from carrying out their job.
Jst, do you understand the difference between theology and proof? Your theology is basically what you come up with to defend your beliefs so that they make sense. Proof is the evidence that you're right about it.
Your unproven theological stances are useless without some sort of proof for what you say. Seriously, they are useless. I'm not trying to be mean, but imagine I told you something like the following... Vikings in Valhalla sit around all the time and drink beer, just like they would do during their lifetime. I am sure that's not all they would do, because sometimes they have to fight the dragons. It's not as if all they do is sit around the table telling war stories and hitting on large breasted women. All of them are busy, and they get a lot out of drinking, singing and fighting.
Now, are you swayed by what I said? No? Then please understand that what I wrote is the equivalent of what you are saying here. It's not backed up by facts. What you say can not be verified. It's only words that don't mean anything if you can't prove them. In other words, god might not be in heaven, there might be no such thing as heaven, people don't go to heaven and they don't work in heaven because it's not there. Just as you might say Valhalla doesn't exist so no, the vikings don't sit around drinking all the time, and no they don't fight dragons etc.
Do you understand that? Do you understand that the theology you use to back up your opinions is completely unproven and useless to the conversation? It doesn't matter if it makes sense to you. Not one bit. You have postulated an all powerful, invisible being... literally ANY excuse you come up with is viable. But in order to accept it, you have to back up what you say with some sort of evidence. Please try to do that or admit you can't.