The child molesters are judged by society. They are punished by society. Not some meniscus thrashing god. Wow, what a stretch to think your injury was gods work due to how crappy you treat your parents. If god was really the judge who enacted punishment on earth, he is a pretty poor parent, as any parent should know, swift punishment ensures the offender will know just what he did wrong, instead of guessing it was some distant crime like the one you speak of.<quoted text>
Ohh, I see now. If a 2 yr. old looks at candy in a store aisle, thinks it's pretty, and puts it in his/her pocket, his/her conscience automaticly knows that what he/she has done is wrong, without any previos teaching, and causes the toddler to have regret. LOL;) Your funny...
That, my friend, WOULD be a perfect teaching opportunity for the child, and no, punishment SHOULD NOT be a factor. It is the same with new Christians. God gives us plenty of learning opportunities, with pop quizes and tests all along the way. Plus, we have to best study guide on the market, the Bible!
Now, picture the same 2 yr. old, 14 yr.s later. After being taught and guided by his/her parents all his/her young life, he/she still doesn't get that stealing is wrong. He/she sees a pair of shiny new Reboks on the shoe store shelf, kicks of his/her old sneakers, slips on those, and walks out the door. The teen doesn't get very far, though, because the store security gaurd caught the whole action on tape. The police are notified. Should this 16 yr. old be punished? Of course. He knows not to steel and he did it anyway. This is also the same way with us and God. God teaches us, and teaches us, and teaches us, until finally we get it. However, even though get it, does that mean we won't try to get away with it? No. God is like the security gaurd, catching it all on tape. Just like the kid in the example, we to need to be punished. I'm not talking about go strait to hell, do not pass go, do not collect $200. God punishes us down here on earth. I am not going to explain THAT ONE to you; although I will say recently I Injured my miniscus, and I can probably link that to the way I was treating my Mother.
I would also say that it is scary having someone running around who thinks that what is right for one person is wrong for another. I wonder if that is the mind set of adulterers, bank robbers, and child molesters???(After all, in some countries they think it's 'right' to eldery men to marry 9 yr. old girls. Is that what you were talking about?)
If god really was the judge, jury and executioner, no child molesters would live long enough to stand trial or repeat the crime multiple times.
If god really was the judge, we would need no prisons, we would need no police.
Your meniscus tore because our bodies are not built perfectly. You probably did not warm up well and exerted yourself to hard.
But I guess for someone who does not understand his conscience, keep on believing it was due to your poor treatment of others. Some might call that a conscience that is a bit confused.