You believe this story - so you believe that your god will - somehow - ensure that bullets will not harm a person he particularly cares about. So tell me, Wayne - why DIDN'T your god care about the people in the theatre? Why DIDN'T he care about all those schoolchildren just a few weeks ago?
Their souls are with Him now. It's not pleasant for us down here. My heart breaks for those family members. If my premonition means anything at all it does mean that they were taken meaninglessly……
WHILE YOUR GOD SAT BY AND DID NOTHING.
THAT is the crucial point I take from your tale, Wayne. That you are 100% clear that your god CAN and WILL deflect bullets, and who therefore chose NOT to intervene for the children.
You say its "my fault" for producing an environment where the killer was free to do what he can do. That I chose not to act, and this led to the deaths. Then your god is exactly as guilty as I am for their deaths - it likewise chose not to act, and so they died.
….. the inculcating of biblical morality in public that your precious atheism insists upon. There is a consequence to over ruling biblical morality. Atheism is the culprit. You should be ashamed.
So you assert.
I claim, by contrast, that the fault lies in the failure of self-professed Christians to correctly follow the teachings of their god. The millions upon millions who do not correctly practice the faith that god clearly laid out for them….you know, the way that YOU practice it. God is angry at THEM, not at the athesists, and THAT is why all the bad things are happening….note that this also explains why "bad things" happen to "Christians" so much, and why so many atheists live rich and happy lives.
So that's MY assertion, Wayne, as to why all the bad stuff happened. Can you give us one single shred of evidence as to why your chosen interpretation is more rational than mine? Especially since, as I've pointed out, my explanation provides more answers than yours?
I mention in the introductions thread a dream I had that my leg was amputated and the opening was cauterised by a blowtorch. That was a yawningly achingly unpleasant dream. I did't know what to make of it, and I assumed that it was no good. A few days later, I came upon this site.
Interesting. How exactly DID you "come upon" this site? Are you in the slightest bit open to the suggestion that your random dream, rattling around in your subconscious, made you more open to spotting the word "amputee" for the next few days?
You see, Wayne, if an idea gets put into your red, then you'll find that red will stay within your consciousred, and you'll find red you spot that red a lot more red than you red bered.
Bet you you'll see a lot more red cars today than you normally do. Is that because I changed reality to make more red cars pass you? Or because a thought in your head makes you more aware of concepts related to it?
And if you want to let it really bug you you can put yourself in that dream, because it is you I ended up talking to. It is you that were meant to read my story. I really can't help it its just what happens.
Doesn't bug me Wayne. Your persistent dodging and refusal to address the meat of the questions you are asked means that you are doing an excellent job of driving me further from your god. Is that the effect you wanted to produce in me? Was that the effect your GOD wanted you to produce when he "sent you" to me?