god’s Pretty Things (don’t forget about the ugly)

Nature-Wallpaper-Sunset-HD-Desktop-BackgroundThe bright, beautiful blue sky.  The glorious sun setting and disappearing into the ocean.  The glorious full moon and shining stars in the night sky.

A magnificent waterfall cascading over a mountain.  The Grand Canyon.  The “miracle” of childbirth.

Many religious people point to the above items as proof of god’s existence, god creating this incredible planet we live on and god creating all humans in his image.

But what about these things:  A muddy, insect swarming swamp. A tar pit.  A volcano erupting, shooting lava and suffocating every living thing in its path.  A hurricane/typhoon devastating a coastline and destroying lives.

A child stricken with cancer, dying a slow, painful death.  A child bent over a pew, being sodomized by a priest and terrified to tell anyone.  An innocent person struck and killed by lightning.

“It’s a miracle, childbirth is a miracle.  No it’s not.  No more of a miracle than eating food and a turd coming out of your ass.  It’s a chemical reaction.  That’s all it fucking is.” Bill Hicks

If you are going to believe that god created all the pretty things, you have to believe that he also created all the shitty things too.  It’s only fair.

I’m still waiting for a reasonable explanation from believers as to why so many shitty things happen to good, innocent people.

And don’t tell me it’s “all part of god’s plan,” that’s just total bullshit.

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2 thoughts on “god’s Pretty Things (don’t forget about the ugly)

  1. bad things happen to good people because we live in a fallen world f ‘ed up by sin, man’s chosen course. None of it was ever God’s plan. I question as much as the next person why He just allows all the suffering and pain to go on and on and on …

    • I absolutely respect your opinion, but I can’t agree with it. My opinion is that if one believes in god, then one has to believe he is just as much a sadistic and cruel god as he is a benevolent and loving one. Thanks for commenting, I do appreciate it.

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