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God Sends Men To Pray For His Help, So That He Can Later Help Them? Why?

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Posted by S.H. Le on December 6, 1999 20:34:43 UTC

Before God there was nothing right? Then God began to create things, but some of these things (satan), eventually became evil. Hmmmm. God created Satan, and satan is evil. Therefore, God is the ultimate cause of all evil. How else could evil exist if there was nothing before God's creation?

Also, why couldn't God simply create all people, as good saints? Does a saint have any less free will than a sinner? These are questions that I've asked to my Sunday school teachers when I was a kid, and they basically told me what you're telling me right now: that to question is evil, and the tool of the devil to mislead. Is it really? Or is unquestioning loyalty in religion used as tool of the powerful to persuade the weak? Ask yourself all the horrible things that have been done in the name of God, and nothing has really been done to stop it. The powerful, remain powerful/ the rich remain rich. God has not solved injustice.

All this sorrow and pain you describe is unnecessary. An all powerful God could have created things much better, and you promise that some day he will, but for now is doing something else (I've never received a satisfactory answer to this question either), working through people (which I find suspicious - could these "prophets" not be those seeking glory and recognition?).

God (at least the christain god) doesn't make sense. If God could create the world at the wave of a hand, he should be able to recreate it better, at the wave of a hand. There's no reason why it's taking so long, and Jesus has to battle it out with Satan on his own turf. Just poof! Like divine intervention, rectifies all ill.

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