Is God Great or Is He Impotent ?

Citizen’s Blog
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
Is God Great or Is He Impotent ? Posted by: richardkyw
I am one person who is not pious but I do respect the belief that there is a God and I respect all religions.
But when being raised the question if God is great or is He impotent? I would say leave it to the individual believers. How can we question? If we believe there is a reason for things to happen, there IS a reason for things to happen.
In the first place the reason why we believe there is a God is because many things in this world cannot be answered by pure science alone. Or maybe mankind is not intelligent enough to explain everything using science. Hence, it is believed that there is an Almighty who made them happened. And because we believe there is an Almighty for good things to happen, we started believing there is a Devil who’d created evil happenings. So, maybe it was the Devil that caused the earthquake!
But why do we need to find fault or point finger when things happened? With cause and effect in every motion, nature also has its natural cause and effect for earthquake to happen. To me, everything comes in a circle and a cycle. Nothing happens out of nothing or nowhere. Even the increasing heat on earth is due to a hole in the ozone level that is gradually depleted by man-made chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).  And there is science behind the said quake and it is found at http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-ap-lt-haiti-earthquake-explainer,0,3425588.story .
I understand the agony the victims are going through and I sympathize with the people who’d lost their loved ones in the earthquake. We lost our loved ones one way or another. Everyone leaves the world one day. It is only tragedy to lose them in a natural disaster?
Look back in history. If the place and its vicinity have been hit by earthquake before, we should never assume earthquake would never strike again. We just hope that there is none in our lifetime. But it would still happen in someone’s lifetime.
Hence, I say that if we make a decision to stay near the sea, we stand a chance to experience tsunami. If we make a decision to stay in the mountains, we stand a chance for landslide. If we make a decision to stay where there is a volcano, we stand a chance to experience an eruption. And when we make a decision to stay in a place prone to earthquake; we stand a chance to feel one!
Does it make sense to you?
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