Monday, September 27, 2010
If I Had God's Power, I Could Do Better
I think of the qualities we have ascribed to God, all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good, and the simple question remains, why is the world so messed up? Why is there so much suffering? I often imagine what I would do if I had those same qualities and while the means are not always the same the result is; I would make the world a better place. It's that simple and there is no way around it. I don’t even need to be all-good to say I want to improve people’s lives here and now on this planet and if I had those powers I could make the world a much better place then it is now. But I don’t think that makes me that special I think almost anyone given those powers would change this current world for the better. But is there someone out there who will actually say that if they had the power to change things on the earth that they wouldn’t? Does anyone think this is the best the world can be? Use any justifications for God you want but just tell me that there is not a single person you would help yourself (feed, clothe, shelter, health) if you had the power to and then I will know for sure you would use God’s powers the same way he does.
How do I know I could do better? Because my ways are not God’s ways.