‘The world isn’t fair, son.
‘I know Dad. But why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?’
So, someone quotes a passage of the Bible for comfort, When Life Isn’t Fair.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)
Everyone goes through things that don’t seem to make sense.
Certainly, there are many things that do not make sense in this world.
He goes further, spreading his feathers,
It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder,
-Why did this happen to me?”
-Why did this person treat me wrong?”
-Why did I get laid off?”
But we have to understand, even though life is not ALWAYS fair, God is fair.
That last paragraph seems illogical to me, and I responded,
That logic seems strange to me. But then I understand that faith isn’t really about logic
How can we agree that life is unfair, and then simultaneously claim that the creator of life is fair?
Hear, here, the response,
The message of faith is multifaceted. Not anything that can be covered even in a hundred Twitter threads.
However, when we talk of life being unfair we don’t only talk of the part that God has to play. We also talk of the humans created by God who have huge parts to play
The old “free will” argument is something I wasn’t buying.
This sounds like the CEO of an organization attempting to shift the blame of his driver getting drunk and killing somebody with the company’s car.
God created humans, and the humans are unfair to themselves, maiming, and doing other dastardly things, and God is omnipotent.
I think the conclusion is easy to draw..
The “God is always fair” proponent disagrees,
Just to go along with your argument. No, you cannot blame the CEO for the company driver getting drunk.
The driver is his own person. Pretty much the same way God has given us all freewill while making His preferred
way known. Omnipotence doesn’t mean robotization.
I feel the same way people would blame a President for his Ministers’ lapses is the same way the affairs extant on Earth rests squarely with “the man in charge “- God.
When a worker, through carelessness, causes damage to third parties, the company is vicariously liable.
If my kid breaks my neighbor’s car’s windscreen, I am very liable. My kid also has the free will to throw stones but that doesn’t absolves me of culpability since I am responsible for my child’s misdemeanor.
How do we explain a God that allows atrocities like Boko Haram massacre or ISIS carnage to happen in his domain, unchecked – innocent people hacked down in the dead of the night?
If some of God’s creature misbehave, who is to be held responsible?
At this point, we seemed to have gotten to a cul-de-sac in this discussion, according to this discussant.
You do realize that you’ve moved from the concept of God being fair to trying to pin responsibility on him for terrible human action.
While I would have liked to go into this more, I fear we’re at the entry point of a black hole.
I hate black holes.
Have a good day, sir
I like this tactful withdrawal, and I gracefully accepted.
Thank you for accepting that there is a black hole.
So, let us just leave the unknown and stop asserting on what we actually have restricted understanding of.
My regards too.
This conversation reminds me of the ‘Tale Of Two Girls’.
One the Rotten Tomato, the other the Churchy Type.
The Rotten Potato lost it at 13, committed seven abortions before marriage and is now blessed with three healthy children, married to a doting a rich man.
The churchy type is still waiting on the Lord, virginal, at 42 for Mr RIGHT, while continuing to do the RIGHT things like keeping her skirts up while not yet married – while crying herself to sleep – every lonely night.
How do we explain nature apparently rewarding ‘bad’ behavior and punishing ‘good’ behavior, here?
The ways of the Lord are inscrutable, right?
So, the eternal question…. why is there so much unpunished injustice and unrequited reward for goodness – almost everywhere you look??