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Oct
16
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
In my question, these children have no knowledge of God, even if it is in their homes, they are infants without speech and cognitive abilities. How are they expected to turn to God if they don't even understand the concepts of self awareness?
Oct
16
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
So your saying the children who die early get off easy? As their suffering is less than our own? Why shouldn't I then, stand in a hospital, dispatching new borns into God's loving arms moments after they are born, surely it is better for them that way?
Oct
12
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
So the pain and suffering the child feels in the short time it is given life on this earth mean nothing? and God is not accountable for that undeserved suffering? From what you tell me of God, he is a cruel individual who deserves no one's love nor their worship. There are many interpretations of the Bible however, and a large amount do not believe in a holy spirit/trinity. To the individual who feels pain, through no fault of their own, God is unjust in this instance.
Oct
9
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
You've missed my point that some are born outside of the influence of christianity, some die in infancy before speaking their first words, God allows this to happen.
Sep
18
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accepted Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
Sep
2
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
This answer gives enough evidence from scripture to answer my question as well as any christian can. Leaving the church, my family and friends included, was an immensely difficult decision. I will argue here that these areas of increased conversion are areas of intense suffering and poverty. As in medieval Europe. All religion thrives on giving people hope that after this terrible existence, there is a warm light at the end of the tunnel. So obviously out of fear and what I would call false hope, these people turn to God as a last resort. Thanks for your time and thoughts.
Sep
2
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
I think you've missed my point, in your case, your ADHD can be treated with medicine and therapy, invented by people (some might argue given inspiration through god), but ultimately, these children in Africa have NO way of helping themselves, and God seemingly does nothing.
Sep
1
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
thanks a_hardin and wax eagle. I do not follow God, but am agnostic and not atheist. I'm still searching for answers. :)
Sep
1
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
thank you for your answer, as I stated before, I was raised Christadelphian, and as such have never for a moment believed in Heaven, Hell or purgatory. I was taught when we die, we die, like animals, we sleep and feel no pain in the grave, we rot and turn to dust, but when jesus returns to earth and makes the kingdom of god here on earth, we will be resurrected as Adam was created from dust. I would agree that death exists outside of time.
Sep
1
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
while I agree with that, the child that suffers can in no way have possibly done anything to deserve it, nor can it act to prevent it.
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