I’d like to correct this:
“God, send us someone to cure AIDS, cancer, etc., etc.”
“I did, but you gave them a substandard education because they lived in an area with poor funding due to low property taxes.
I did, but you let them die because they couldn’t afford healthcare.
I did, but due to racism you stomped out their potential and didn’t give them the same opportunities.
I did, but you make a college education too unaffordable while giving the big bankers passes.
I did, but you saw a homeless youth before you saw a kid with potential.
I did, but you kicked the downtrodden while they were already shoulder deep in sinking sand.”
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I did, but you forced her to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term—making her a single mother with limited income who had to sacrifice her college dreams in order to provide for her unwanted child.
See, here’s my problem with this. (And I may have said this before, but fuck it)
God is supposed to be omniscient, right? All knowing, all seeing? Able to see all possibilities and follow all possibility threads to their likely conclusion?
So, given that, it follows that God would know what parent would carry their pregnancy to term and which would not. So He would know to whom to send this wunderkind.
Bottom line: if God wanted someone who could cure these ills to exist, they would exist.
Which leads one to wonder… why doesn’t this person exist?
Either He wants them to exist, but can’t; or can make them exist, but won’t.
After all, cancer, AIDS, et al, exist, and if God didn’t want them to exist, He certainly could have chosen not to have them exist, but they do.
Something to think about.