Re: The God thesis
One of my problems with the Christian God - or at least the way that he/she/it is conceived of by most Christians - is that God is supposed to be the cause of everything, yet God somehow does not cause the bad stuff - except when it's an impersonal "act of God" like a hurricane or tornado, then it IS caused by God be we should feel OK with it because it's all "part of His plan".
If 100people are killed by a crazy post office worker, that's EVIL and NOT God's fault (even though God created everything including the possibility of evil....)
If 100 people are killed by a hurricane, that's all "part of God's plan" and we should just accept it.
It makes absolutely no sense to me.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower