This is kind of like my response post to CNN’s Where was God in Aurora by Dan Gilgoff. And this is in no way to be disrespectful to the families at Aurora. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families, loved ones and lost ones in Aurora, Colorado.
But if you are a Bible Believing Christian or Evangelical Fundamentalist you would have to agree if God is in control of everything and knows everything you would have to agree with the above picture. How do you escape the idea that it was God’s Will for the people of Aurora, CO to die? After all when the big guy in sky calls, we have to answer.
Is it really that far-fetched of an idea for God to tell a man or design in his grand plan to kill people? For the Christian to say that it was not God’s Will, might be too presumptions of a thought. Stephen Prothero in his CNN article narrowed it down to 7 things.
Yet, don’t forget the Christian God is supposedly all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal and infinite. So he knew from the beginning that James Holmes would go into the movie theater and kill 12 people. Not 10, not 11, but 12. Including a six-year-old girl. Maybe it wasn’t part of God’s Will. But God knew about from the Beginning and still allowed it to happened. God could have stopped it, but he didn’t. An infinite God could have prevented this national tragedy in an infinite number of ways. But the Judeo-Christian God did not intervene and still allowed for the midnight massacre in Aurora, CO to still happen. So we must ask ourselves:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?
-Greek Philosopher Epicurus
The sad truth for anybody who has read their bible knows that it is part of God’s Will to kill and murder. In fact, God killed people a lot. He killed them by flood, by spear, by drowning, by earthquakes, even by great fireballs from heaven. It was his preferred method of punishment. In fact, he once killed the whole earth and all the plants & animals with it. You remember that story right! God loves killing so much he even killed himself once.
So if we are to sit there and say killing is not of part of God’s Will, well I beg to differ. The God of the Bible loves to kill. And kill a lot he did.