July 13, 2005

Right Hand Man

Do you know why there was a tsunami? Why London was bombed (besides, it was terrorist dummy.) Why a volcano will erupt somewhere in the next ten years on this planet?

I do. It was because...

It happened.

Me, I believe it was ultimately because G-d willed it; that there is a reason for everything, and that reason is beyond my ken.

There are however numerous people in this world who know exactly why G-d willed something to happen. A flood hits because of a recent ruling in favor of abortion. A tornado? Blame those who allowed Terri Schiavo to die. A bombing? Gay rights parade.

I do talk to G-d, and I believe I can get answers, just not the way these people are getting answers. I guess these folks must sit next to G-d and hear all His plans. Maybe they even give advice. At least to hear them talk one would think that is what is happening.

And you know what I think? I think they have a hell of a lot of nerve (excuse the language Agent) which is why I'm not linking to them. Why give them more coveage?

But, there is something I want to tell them:
Pardon me folks but you aren't in heaven yet, so you don't know the whys and the wherefores other than what science and sense can show.

The tsunami? Ask a meteorologist what happened. A volcanic eruption? Volcanologist. Terrorism? That isn't so hard to figure; hate is the fuel and the realization that scaring people can sometimes work to procure one whatever it is one desires. Why do people rob? Generally it is not because they are have nots but because they are greedy gimmmes who think everyone should have a diamond ring or new car.

Is G-d behind it all? Yes, I believe G-d is but I don't pretend to even half understand G-d's mind. I deeply feel that there is a message and the message is to improve oneself but the emphasis is ONESELF. I want to make the world better, I have to improve me.

That doesn't mean I have to silently accept what I think are moral wrongs, nor never act to stop those wrongs. Nor does it mean that I don't have an opinion as to why certain events enfold, or how X event releates and is the eventual causal factor of Y.
But to releate a particular moral wrong to a particular catastrophere where the cause/effect isn't direct and uncontestable (one person murders another) is nothing short of hubris.

Which to me, is also a moral wrong.

Personally I think it best to just ignore those who presume to speak for G-d. Answering them back is part of their enjoyment; they love a debate and the attention it brings. Why bother?

Posted by Rachel Ann at July 13, 2005 06:02 PM | TrackBack

Bravo! I couldn't have said it better!

Posted by: dh at July 13, 2005 08:01 PM

What a wonderful direct and logical post, I couldn't agree with you more wholeheartedly. We have no fathoming of the logic of God, bad things sometimes happen as a prelude to good things, and sometimes vice versa it seems.

A second Bravo!

Posted by: Oorgo at July 13, 2005 09:05 PM

I thought this was a trick question and the answer was that it is all Israel's fault!!! ;o)>

Posted by: Mark at July 14, 2005 03:55 AM

LOL Mark!!!

Great post, Rachel Ann. Really awesome point that I hope people some day realize as truth.

Posted by: esther at July 14, 2005 05:56 PM
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