Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Jews Aren't Criminals
Why is there so much suffering in the world and what kind of God would allow it to happen?
There is going to be suffering in the world no matter what. As long as there are humans around there will be suffering. Human beings are cruel and imperfect. There will always be a child with an empty stomach, somebody who is slowly dying from a disease that they don’t have the resources to get the medical help they need. God can’t just interrupt people’s lives to help everyone. People need to learn to help themselves before they can expect God to just jump in and say, “I’ll save you!”
Is God punishing the Jews?
No it’s not a punishment. It’s a test of the Jew’s faith. The Holocaust was a horrific event but it was a good test of faith. It made the religious even stronger and in the end all they had was their faith. In a sick way it made some people stronger because their faith became so strong that they wouldn’t let their sick bodies, that were wasting away die. Their faith was the only thing that kept their hearts beating.
Does the punishment fit the crime?
The Jews didn’t commit any kind of a crime. They just lived life. They were being punished by the Nazis just for being themselves.
Is their suffering a test of faith?
Yes it made the religious stronger and the people who weren’t religious got weaker and lost their faith and will to live.
If God is so powerful, why does he not help his people?
Like we said before God cannot always step in and save everyone. People have to stay strong and fend for themselves. God will take care of you if you believe.
-Natasha A., Wade T., Seyd P., Shelby R., Donnie P.