I know it's hard to dee the good die young while the worthless seem to out live everyone,(especially the town drunk. I lost a good freind to lung cancer in his 30's. It cut me to my soul. Meanwhile the most corrupt and crooked carpet-baggers live to be 80 years old. The bible tells ud that God Maketh the rain to fall EQUALLY both on the heads of the good AND the evil.<quoted text>If one considers God atemporal then the question becomes: is he merely aware of what has, is and will happen or a determining factor in such? Was Earth set in motion and left to spin out on its own, or does it need another spin every so often?
If free will is our downfall? Why do we have it? He had to know some would chose to fall, chose to kill, steal, inflict suffering on others. Why?
The man with leukemia lived a near perfect life, helped others, loved his neighbor, worked hard, why was he struck down at 40 unwed and childless?
The point of considering these things is indeed poot.
It hurts my head to think about things like that too much Nanny.
The sun is out, the birds still hanging around are chirping, I think I'll go hiking this evening.
Today, it seems that the rains of misfoutune fall only upon the heads of the good, while the evil bask in the sunshine continually.
One possible answer is that we may be angels being tested after Lucifer's origional sin against God. What that sin was remains a mystery.
However, we are left asking, "Where does the rain actually fall.
As you can tell, I'm struggling to hang onto any faith at all.