Why does God give cancer to children of believers as well as non-believers. Compassionate, caring, loving God? I think not.
Why do you never blame "nature" for the maladies that strike down young lives ? Why are you not an atheist against "nature" for the cruel things it has produced ?
I was being ironic:------
Because it is is nature. There is no god despite the protestations of ,believers'.......... If there was a kind/loving/compassionate God, how come he doesn't heal the sick or even prevent these young innocents from getting sick in the first place...... and how come he created diseases in the first place......? Of course, 'believers' have all the answers: God moves in mysterious way, it's punishment for Eve's succumbing to temptation in paradise Eden, God is testing our faith, we must suffer to understand god - etc etc..... It's all just a nonsense and makes no more sense than any other belief system, whether old or new........
It's all myth and lies; we invented God(s) and created him/it/them in our own image as a need to help us make sense of a natural world, which includes ordered and chaotic elements. It helps us put a handle to all this, as we feel more secure if we feel there is some sort of divine structure and purpose to our lives within society/the world/the universe.
Well, you are free to believe all that. Question is, do you believe other people are free to believe differently ?
Problem being: Many people have been told what to believe.
Blind acceptance of something that has been forced upon you as a 'truth' and reinforced through fear and ritualisation has to be challenged. Such unquestioning,blind faith does not constitute true belief, just an unbending irrationalty and fear of all that may threaten the perceived safety within the prison walls that restrain them.
Sin and the result death came about when Adam sinned.Rom. 5:12, 17, 19: “Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned—. . . . By the trespass of the one man death ruled as king . . . Through the disobedience of the one man many were constituted sinners.”They could not pass on to their children the perfection that they themselves no longer had. According to the law of heredity, their children would be born imperfect, so subject to disease. You blame God for the diseases, but what about the children who are exposed to second hand cigarette smoke, born from drug addicts, develop aids from their mothers . Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in the United States have linked stressful events like separation from parents in early childhood to illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, and leukemia. According to the report in American Health magazine, psychologist Christopher Coe “speculates that separations from parents could have particularly negative consequences for very young children” and “might cause immune suppression.” He suggests that “even day care for infants under six months old could be a risk.” Dr. Coe concludes that “to maximize health, we should attempt to foster emotional stability in our children.” The Bible holds out the hope that diseases, along with death will be done away with. We have all heard of the Lord's Prayer, where it asks to let God's kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus did more than promise what God’s Kingdom will do. He also showed what it will do. Jesus performed many miraculous healings, thus demonstrating on a small scale what he will do on a far greater scale in the future during his Kingdom rule. The inspired Gospel record says of Jesus: “He went around throughout the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity among the people.”—Matthew 4:23.Jesus performed a wide variety of cures. He “opened the eyes of one born blind.” (John 9:1-7, 32, 33) With a gentle touch, Jesus healed a man afflicted with the loathsome disease of leprosy. (Mark 1:40-42) When “a man deaf and with a speech impediment” was brought to him, Jesus demonstrated that he could make “the deaf hear and the speechless speak.”—Mark 7:31-37.He also raised people from the dead, as in the case of Lazarus. john 5: 28 , 29 shows there is going to be a resurrection of the good and the bad people.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
28Do not be surprised and wonder at this, for the time is coming when all those who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, 29And they shall come out--those who have practiced doing good [will come out] to the resurrection of [new] life, and those who have done evil will be raised for judgment [raised to meet their sentence].
You can quote from the bible to your heart's content, but it doesn't make it true...... It's just so much ranting and rambling, meaningless gibberish.
Much of the bible is so ambiguous you can twist and interpret it any which way you choose.
And what if Jesus did perform tricks and cure a handful of people...... Why so few? Aren't there hundred of thousands - even millions - of people he could cure, but no; a couple of trick demos and we think he's th greatest gift to mankind, ever.....
Nope - it don't fool me.