Violent storms ripped through the North Texas area late Saturday, spawning tornadoes that killed 11 people, damaged more than 100 homes, and destroyed at least 39 others. Destruction was widespread and terrible in Dallas, Garland, Rowlett, and nearby areas.
I found this post on Facebook, and it expresses my thoughts perfectly.
I couldn’t find the quote, but I have no doubt somebody said it. It’s the kind of stupid thing somebody always says.
God gets thanks but not blame?
A tornado kills people and wrecks homes and property and God gets thanks because it wasn’t worse. People forget God is reputedly the One Who sent the tornado in the first place.
If He gets credit for the good, why doesn’t He get blame for the devastation He apparently sent?
If God was “watching over” somebody, it must not have been those eleven people who died. Or the many more who were injured. Or those who lost their homes.
An all-powerful god who could help a few people could just as easily have saved everybody, if He wanted to. So the question has to become, “Why didn’t He want to?”
Why did God only “watch over” some people?
Isn’t He supposed to be a god of love? Well, do loving people let other people suffer and die when they could easily prevent it?
And that’s not all.
Days of violent storms caused chaos on highways across the South and raised the death toll to at least a total of 28.
Yeah, God was watching over us, all right.
If a loving, all-powerful god had been watching out for us, there would have been no tornado. Any 8-year-old ought to understand that.
Yet leaders and followers alike feel their faith has been strengthened after every disaster. Why? Because THEY didn’t die. So they “know” their Imaginary Friend was looking out for them.
Just them, and nobody else? Well, them and whoever else was lucky enough to have survived.
Most of us were just lucky. That’s all.
Why can’t people just realize they were lucky? Lots of people were lucky, but others suffered and died. No loving God watched over North Texas Saturday night.
In fact, there is not the slightest shred of convincing evidence that any god even exists.