What is god’s role in the Philippine disaster? What is god’s role in helping the victims
First, to ask if god had a role you have to assume an all knowing and loving god exists. Since nothing was done, I think that puts an end to any such assumption.
But believers do make that assumption and I wondered how they reconciled it to a disaster such as that in the Phillipines. They claim their god exists and is all powerful and all good, yet such disasters show a serious contradiction in their claims. I felt I was asking a rational question given their beliefs. Sometimes you have to ask a question with the assumption that their beliefs are correct to get an answer to a logical quesion. If they can’t answer logically their beliefs are suspect.
That’s actually kind of an easy one though Lois. I believe they’d respond with their usual catchall, endall “we cannot know gods reasons, but he has one”. And that was the point of my question to LilySmith. When you have that catchall/endall then there really are no consequences to believing something.