Monday, November 17, 2008
Honestly, we do not know. We are not God so we do not know why He does what He does. We can have our opinions and thoughts as to why He does what He does, but we really do not know. The following are our opinions.
Maybe when you anger God is when you suffer. It is like when you sin you make God unhappy, but we do not think that He is the true reason behind why there is suffering in the world. The evil in the world is what creates the suffering.
Maybe there is suffering in the world because there is sin in the world. When sin entered the world the devil gained partial control of this world. The Lord allows him to make people suffer so that when we are broken down we will finally realize just how much we need God in our lives. God does not make people suffer, he allows it to show us how much we need him.
Maybe since there are so many different religions in the world that the blame should not be placed on one God but divided among the different ones according to how much suffering is going on in that religion. Not everyone believes in the same God so therefore how can just one God take the blame for every piece of suffering that is out there.
Or maybe the suffering in the world is not caused by God at all but rather by the evil within ourselves. Maybe the Holocaust was a way of Him allowing our eyes to be opened to this evil and therefor trying to keep something so horrible from happening again. When you think about it, doesn't God usually use the Jews when he wants to make a point?I don't mean this in a bad way. He doesn't just sit on his throne and think of ways to cause people pain. Not at all. But look at what happened in Egypt. According to the Old Testament, the Jews were enslaved for many years, but in the end he delivered them and in doing so proved his existence to the rest of the world. To be honest I don't know. Who am I to question the Almighty God? But maybe it was a way to show us exactly what horrible things we are capable of and to keep us from doing something so terrible again. For without suffering, how could there be compassion? But like I said, I do not know nor do I have the right to question Him.
No, we do not think that it was God who punished the Jews. What did they do wrong? We do not know, so what would be the point of punishing someone who has done nothing wrong. Also we do not believe that God is the one who punishes people. So, we do not believe the punishment was right since there was no point of pushing the Jews.
Yes, we think it is because when horrible things like the Holocaust happens they automatically start blaming God. If your faith is strong enough then you do not lose your faith, but when you break down from all the hardships you lose your faith because you just give up and do not care about anything anymore.
God tries to help his people, but some people do not want His help so they push him away. By them doing this God can not help them. They have to be willing to get help and have a open heart before He can use His powers to stop the suffering.
Is Judaism a religion or a race? We think that it is both. You can be born a Jew but not follow the faith or you can be born a gentile and follow the Jewish faith.
The Nazis went by who was born a Jew not if they followed the faith. If you had Jewish blood running through your veins then you were sent to the camps. If you had papers saying you were Jewish you went to the camps.
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