Why was I ever told there was a caring, loving God in my heart? Why was I ever fed this lie?
For every child that suffers through cancer or is abused or suffers any painful death I reaffirm my disbelief in the God I was raised with.
My heart goes out to the family of Thai Nguyen who died today after a long fight with cancer.
My son asked me the other day why I didn't believe in God. It wasn't a conversation I was ready for. But he continued to press me. Perhaps I was too harsh in my response but I said because of all of the pain and suffering I've seen, all the children hurt, kids getting their arms cut off in Africa, where was God when this was happening? I told him because of that I don't believe in God.
There is no excuse for the suffering in this world if there is a deity watching over us who deserves our worship. If God is there and cannot stop the suffering then he is not worth worshipping. If God is there and chooses not to stop the suffering then he is not worth worshipping. If God is there and causes the suffering then he is not worth worshipping.