Tuesday, December 16, 2008

God & Suffering

"I don't think of all the misery,
but of the beauty that still remains."
-Anne Frank
This quote has such beauty that it brings tears to my eyes. Anne Frank has lived in the terrific times, yet she was able to think of the beautiful bits that God has blessed her with. Out of all my struggles in faith, one of the biggest struggles is "How could God do this?" I am a huge humanitarian and is in to all the radical types of stuff- riots, demonstrations, and strikes for those who truly need it, such as those in Darfur.

In genocides such as Darfur and the Holocaust, it's hard to believe God even exists. How could such horror and tremendous disasters exist if God exists? But the truth is, God couldn't exist if these things did not exist. If there were no flaws in this world, why would we need redemption? Why would we need God?

A book I read recently covered this very well- "The Reason for God" by Tim Keller. It is a very clear and consise book which covers the doubts of faith in a different light. There is a chapter called "How Could God Allow Such Suffering?" It covers the various reasons how God exists through the cruel, unjust world. And one of the first things it tackles is just that- how do we know if something is just or unjust? It is purely because of God that we even have morals, conscience, and what is "good" and "bad". If God did not exist, then we would be living in an anarchy.

But we do not.
This is enough for now, I will vent about unjust human abuse later- mainly about Darfur. Happy subjects galore!

Much love always,
Miss Rohwy

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