A lot of people (I know) don’t believe in God.
‘Because if God is real, and if he’s loving and caring about us, why would he be so cruel to us and to the world?’
Well if everyone’s life was perfect everyone would be pretty boring don’t you think? The character of a person is partially formed by what this person has been through in his or her life. All those books that people can’t write because there has never happened anything bad to them that they can write about. Bye bye culture!
‘And what about all of those wars then? And terrorism, and things like a tsunami?’
Well if you read the books that exist now about climate change and all those things. You’ll probably find an answer there too.
‘And those people that say that terrible illness is a punishment of God?’
Well that’s just bullshit. Because if it were a punishment you should have done something terribly wrong in God’s eyes. Something unforgivable. And if that were true my grandfather would still be alive. (He died of cancer).
I can’t tell my friends what I think about it because they would attack me with questions and they would probably ridicule me. But this is what I think.
I believe in God. I believe there is a heaven out there, because I want my family that has passed away to be happy there. And when I die, and I go to heaven, I’ll meet them once again.