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.