How many of us add the good and the bad in our lives? And if the result is below the water level what do we do? A believer will ask the priest, and I actually saw such an answer, from Billy Graham, one of the best-known evangelists in US. He said hat you should count all the good in your life and you will realize how much God cares.
Now, I do not take anything lightly, and I try to understand what I am told. I found no proof of God watching over me when I had good times. Besides, some of those good times might not be God’s liking.
Besides, I am wondering if a priest really believes my good times were controlled by God, or he says whatever people will pay for (by the way many pastors are rich).
Let’s assume the good is God’s doings and the bad is Devil’s. Many will say there is more harm than good in this world, so, the question is “who is in charge on Earth?”. This is a long debate, there is no room in this blog for it… But my feeling is that neither God or Devil are watching or caring. In biblical times the God walked the Earth and talked to the prophets; not any more, He is not around. We are who we are, with the ups and downs, created by God or the result of evolution, or a combination (someone spreading the seeds of life and the evolution launched) … and now we are alone, on our own.
Do we want God to return and take a look at us?
What I read from the Bible is not encouraging. In biblical times, God walked on the Earth. He did not like the evolution of his creation and wanted to destroy everything ... only Noah and his family escaped the great deluge, everyone else on Earth killed by water. Later, God wanted to teach the world that sin is a punishable offense and his eyes fell on Sodom and Gomorrah. Nowadays, the sins in these cities may seem acceptable, but God does not play the half-measures, the two cities have been erased from the face of the earth, sinful or not, old, young, and children. And there is the story of the Jewish people escaping from Egypt. How did God persuade Pharaoh to let His people go? Ten plagues on Egypt, one worse than the other, culminating with the death of the firstborn child in all Egyptian families, and God did the killings personally.
Do I believe all this happened? No. But the teachings and examples are in the most read books of our planet ... the holy books of God. And what followed is true, recorded in history; in the name of God unimaginable atrocities were committed, which my pen refuses to write. And the horror continues today in those countries where the rule of the land is the rule of God.
God is not watching and should stay that way, unless He is more selective whom to look at, starting with those in power having their hand close to a nuclear button (some buttons bigger than others).