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Re: What specifically do you mean?

by JT

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Kathy:

You have quoted from the discussion to the third article of faith.

If you look above that to the discussion of the second article of faith, you will find the following:

"All events in our Universe, including its creation, can be explained with or without the existence of a Supreme Being. Thus, if there is indeed a God, then that god has had no more impact than no god at all. To all appearances, any purported Supreme Being is indifferent to our Universe and to its inhabitants."

And that should answer your question.

It has nothing to do with the bad things that happen in the world; nor the good things that happen; regardless of whether those bad or good things are the result of human action, human inaction, or the forces of nature.

Why good things happen or why bad things happen can be explained just as well or better without recourse to using a deity as an excuse, as they can by adding a deity to the explanation, and the deity only complicates matters by requiring an additional explanation for its existence.

The existence of natural disasters or crime is irrelevant to whether or not a deity exists unless of course you want to argue for a malign deity rather than a benign one.