Have your cake and eat it
As I am having an on-going debate with a fellow blogger on the existence of God it occurred to me that He always wins. If I challenge Christians on why God the merciful and benevolent allows suffering and evil then I am reminded of Original Sin, you know Adam and Eve and the apple and snake story. Isn’t it typical that it is the weaker sex, the woman who succumbs to temptation and gets us kicked out the Garden of Eden? Thanks a bunch Eve, now we have to toil all our lives, get old, fall ill and die. They also produce another secret weapon, Freewill. It is not that God doesn’t care, in fact it really hurts Him to see us suffer but it is us mortals that choose to behave this way and we must therefore bear the consequences. Basically it is all our fault, starting from the fact that Eve shouldn’t have bitten into that damn apple and then things just went downhill from there. We continued to make wrong choices down the generations and that is why the world is the mess it is.
Nothing to do with God and Freewill means even the Omnipotent’s hands are tied. How could he possibly intervene and put a stop to injustice, world poverty, Aids, oppression, abuse of human rights, starvation, human trafficking including children and so on and so forth
It seems that God doesn’t get burdened with any responsibility for the state of the world but gets all the credit when things go right.
If God ever retires and His position becomes vacant I wouldn’t mind applying. Just hope there is no sex discrimination for this post.