Christian Justification, God’s Relationship with Haiti
Truth is subjective because humans need it to be. We are not willing to accept truth as it truly is, absolute. We are so modernly aloof that many will conclude that two plus two does not equal four. Yes, we are that ridiculous.
Truth can be discovered in various forms. People have been known to wake up in the middle of the night with a prophetic truth. People have pulled over from driving to note their truth on “not a winner” lottery tickets.
An additional interesting concept with truth is everyone believes that their truth is indestructible. Solid. Wrapped and sealed with cement. If this is the case, I can understand why so many believers have coined an earthquake as God’s way of getting non-believers attention. The believers do have an ancient text in their arsenal for validation while men like me have nothing but what Christians can label as unsubstantiated rhetoric. To be quite accurate, the believers are correct. I do not have a world-revered source I can go to support my argument. In my humble defense all I have is common sense – and one other fact: I and other non literal thinking intellectuals have the ability to ‘use’ the Christian’s dusty book to invalidate their premise; therefore leaving me with the logical revelation in this particular occurrence (Earthquake in Haiti) that God is NOT a murderer. If He some way some how reveals that He is a killer I will be prepared to fully disclose that He is fantasy, not real. In short, there will be No God for me any longer.
If God wanted to get Haiti’s attention, why did He use a deadly earthquake to do it? Why didn’t He spiritually encourage and anoint leaders from around the world to institute humanitarian policy that would have helped Haiti rebuild years ago? If God is so omnipresent and so powerful, why couldn’t He do something that would have protected life, not take life? http://worldharvestmissionsoutreach.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/dsci02321.jpg
The Christians including that foolish extremist, Pat Robertson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPyyXQN8cG0, cannot and will not venture to answer these questions because the shallow understanding that they have from the good book helps them use their religion to discredit other beliefs. If their religion did not discredit, what would their truth be? What foundation would it have? They have to have it this way to justify the actions of their biblical God. Justification for His murderous, divisive, intolerant, genocidal, misogynistic, and homophobic sanctions/enforcements.
If one takes away God’s so called purpose in this natural disaster we would be calling this event the work of Lucifer, or just a random act of Mother Nature.
I guess God and Lucifer are one in the same?
I will not praise the Duality of this God, or His perverse scripture: Exodus 35:2, Leviticus 20:13, John 12:48, and Deuteronomy 7:1-2/22:20-21.
Brian E. Payne