...about my last post.
crackerlilo made an important comment after my post about belief that i think i need to respond to.
i said: wow; even the atheists are asking why bad things happen to good people.
and crackerlilo replied: Is this really such a surprise? It's *the* question all us humans have, I think.
and then she sent me hugs.
no, crackerlilo, it isn't a suprise and i should have phrased that better. i never meant to imply that atheists don't care about why bad things happen. in writing my defense i allowed myself to take what was a cheap shot to make a point and that's not me.
what i believe about God also affects what i believe about how i'm supposed to respect others and their differing beliefs. while i don't agree with atheism (and to be honest it does frustrate me) i also respect the fact that there are many who don't believe and i also respect the fact that they don't (even if i wish they did.)
and that is actaully the long and short of it... to be honest i do wish that everyone else believed exactly what i believe (it would make my life SO much easier), but that would be a boring life where blogging wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
we should all struggle with what we believe, even if the belief is about a lack of belief. just like there are times that i wonder, "what if there isn't a god?" i would hope that i could be the kind of person who would prompt others to ask themselves: "what if there is a god?"
the question about why bad things happen IS a human question that should prompt us to ask... "so, how can i make things better?" and that's a question for believers and atheists.
thanks for the hug and the wishes for my bad to turn better, crackerlilo... and for your gentle reminder to preach and practice what i believe.