How can there be a god?

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Many believers undeniably struggle with the idea of a just God having an innocent infant die from a natural disaster or suffer from an incurable disease.
We all struggle with our emotions..
..but we have to come to terms with the injustices in this life.
The idea that there is "no god" does not change reality in the slightest.

The believer knows that this life is as "a blink of an eye" .. it is not our permanent abode.
 

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We all struggle with our emotions..
..but we have to come to terms with the injustices in this life.
The idea that there is "no god" does not change reality in the slightest.

The believer knows that this life is as "a blink of an eye" .. it is not our permanent abode.

Playing devil's advocate: So divine injustice does not matter if it is only for a short time, the "blink of an eye"?
 

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5/3/22
Tuesday my family lost our best friend, the sweetest innocent most loving pup in the world. Louie was only 9 and a terrible aggressive cancer took his life he couldn't be saved while being operated on and we put him to sleep. I can't explain the amount of pain and heartbreak we are going through. We loved Louie so much, he was the most important part of our family. The joy and happiness he brought cannot be put into words. His love was truly a gift and we will cherish every moment we spent with him. Louie loved life and made all the horrible parts of our lives so much easier. He didn't deserve this. We will love and miss him everyday forever. We love you Louie.

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It was devastating for me to read about Louie's cancer and your loss.

I have lost a beloved pet dog as well.
 

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Playing devil's advocate: So divine injustice does not matter if it is only for a short time, the "blink of an eye"?
I see no "divine injustice".
I see that creatures suffer, through no fault of their own.
I see that all creatures must die.

The usual reason for citing the so-called problem of evil, is to show that God cannot be a "nice god",
because He causes suffering to infants and causes some creatures to attack others etc.

This is negative thinking. Reality does not change .. the only thing to change is our resolve to follow a path of righteousness, as satan's suggestion is that God is not worthy bla bla ;)
 

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It was devastating for me to read about Louie's cancer and your loss.

I have lost a beloved pet dog as well.
Thank you for that. It's been a while and we have adopted a Rescue Dog named Henry. This guy has filled the void in many ways, and we love him to no end. Henry was abandoned and had a broken leg, he is a tough little guy and after surgery, he now seems 100%`!
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..and I assume that what is "inside you" does not correlate with what God has revealed?
Never ASS u Me anything . . . your problem is one of Circular Logic. You ASSume there is a god therefore you base everything you say on this unfounded ASSumption.
 

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Never ASS u Me anything . . . your problem is one of Circular Logic. You ASSume there is a god therefore you base everything you say on this unfounded ASSumption.
As has been mentioned many times on this forum, to very many individuals, it is possible to stand firmly in support of one’s convictions, to disagree in part, or totally, with the positions of fellow forum members without being disagreeable.

As far as I know the forum doesn’t charge extra for civil discourse. (I could be wrong about that. Perhaps an administrator could confirm that.)
 

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As has been mentioned many times on this forum, to very many individuals, it is possible to stand firmly in support of one’s convictions, to disagree in part, or totally, with the positions of fellow forum members without being disagreeable.

As far as I know the forum doesn’t charge extra for civil discourse. (I could be wrong about that. Perhaps an administrator could confirm that.)
Meaning?
 

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If you do not understand what he means, do you think you can accept an explanation?
Well DUH! If I can understand what someone means by what they are saying (words/interpretations/definitions) . . . then obviously I have a better chance of accepting or rejecting their explanation. Was this reply really necessary? Egads . . . some of you are simply stupid.
 

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Well DUH! If I can understand what someone means by what they are saying (words/interpretations/definitions) . . . then obviously I have a better chance of accepting or rejecting their explanation. Was this reply really necessary? Egads . . . some of you are simply stupid.
i suppose that was a compliment eh?

Meaning?
 
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