Oh, God, no!

Unfortunately (or not) neither Hell nor Karma really exist. And if there is any omnipotent God, he/she/it/they seem to do a great job at letting the oppressors to continue oppressing; earthquakes & natural disasters to repeatedly destroy the lives of the poor; and armies to keep on raping, maiming and killing, while taking food out of the mouths of the poor and vulnerable.

Untold millions (billions?) are forced by poverty and oppression to leave their families and homelands, risking their very lives to find work in foreign lands from Singapore & Saudi Arabia to southern Florida & California, only to arrive in a country where they are demonized and rendered invisible; where they have no rights at all — not even to be sure of being paid for their work.

If the Gods were so omnipotent and merciful, why couldn’t they just spell out their desires and instructions clearly on a sidewalk or other big open space somewhere, letting us all know in advance where & when to look, and simultaneously writing it in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic, so that there is NO possibility of being misunderstood? Why, instead, do we have all these bogus charlatans telling us what THEY think the latest natural disaster is punishment for?

Hmmm. I think I know the answer.

I’m afraid we will have to deal with nasty, racist exploiters and demagogues like Trump, Putin, the Koch brothers, and all the others around the world without any divine assistance whatsoever.

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  1. Assist in the resistance? They are for the status quo: it is from those politicians they get their tax breaks, legal protections (from raping choir boys, for example) and deference to boot. All “evolved” religions are locked into a political structure in which they are “for” the oppressors. In every war we have ever fought (most of which we were on the wrong side), God was on “our side” according to our clerics. Of course, their clerics had it the other way.

    On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 1:58 PM, GFBrandenburg’s Blog wrote:

    > gfbrandenburg posted: “Unfortunately (or not) neither Hell nor Karma > really exist. And if there is any omnipotent God, he/she/it/they seem to do > a great job at letting the oppressors to continue oppressing; earthquakes & > natural disasters to repeatedly destroy the lives of ” >

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  2. Religions, that rely on donations from their followers (you know, another form of welfare backed by fake promises of forgiveness and salvation), conveniently, repeatedly, forget on purpose not to remind their followers that God gave us free will.

    God dignifies us with free will, the power to make decisions of our own rather than having God or fate predetermine what we do. Consider what the Bible teaches.

    God created humans in his image. (Genesis 1:26) Unlike animals, which act mainly on instinct, we resemble our Creator in our capacity to display such qualities as love and justice. And like our Creator, we have free will.

    To a great extent, we can determine our future. The Bible encourages us to “choose life . . . by listening to [God’s] voice,” that is, by choosing to obey his commands. (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20) This offer would be meaningless, even cruel, if we lacked free will. Instead of forcing us to do what he says, God warmly appeals to us: “O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river.”—Isaiah 48:18.

    Our success or failure is not determined by fate. If we want to succeed at an endeavor, we must work hard. “All that your hand finds to do,” says the Bible, “do with your very power.”(Ecclesiastes 9:10) It also says: “The plans of the diligent one surely make for advantage.”—Proverbs 21:5.

    Free Will was God’s way to get out of saving us every time there’s a war, an earthquake, a hurricane, a famine, a lost job, or someone like Trump getting elected president.

    That’s why God went on a road trip thousands of years ago and he hasn’t returned yet.

    We are on our own.

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