Being human, of course, there are many things we don't understand..<quoted text>
Wasn't looking for apologies. Was speaking my mind too. I do believe in prayer, miracles and God. Man will self destruct ....God gave us free will. Don't blame him.
But so very often in life we are told about A MERCIFUL GOD..
sorry, no disrespect, but,'I' see NO evidence of it..
for example in what's going on presently
To my mind this FREE WILL statement is trotted out
in times when things simply don't add up...
and I personally think it's a cop out..
If someone prays to God for a cure.. To save a sick child,
or to pass an exam.. or
for a myriad of other reasons, they are quick to say
'God answered my prayer' BUT
if it is something/somewhere where God is seen not to intervene
It is useful to say
'Well God gives us free will'
That, to me is selective thinking..
When an answer to the question gets too hot to handle
use the 'free will' cop out.