More often than not, "He" gets the blame instead of the credit it seems. I hear "how could God let this happen" far more than God being credited for a genuine miracle. Maybe because more bad sh*t happens than miracles, I don't know....but people are pretty quick to blame God for things that happen at the hands of men. Maybe this is what Epi means by "free will" but that's what makes sense to me.
Up yours you NASCAR loving sh*tbag
Interesting post shinner.
I'm not sure if that is what "free will" is about, but I find the other concept you mention of "blame" to be of particular interest.
Perhaps this is just the perspective on the NONbeliever, but I think quite the opposite.
To me, the "almighty" gets a MEGA pass.
As in, all the bad sh*t that happens in the world is "nature", in fact, insurance language doesn't even use "act of God" anymore.
See, God gets credit for the good stuff, miracles, underdogs winning sports games, etc., but when a guy hacks apart kids, a fire kills a young family, or cancer takes down a person in the prime of their life.....well, that aint god, somehow it is something else.
So the 999 guys that DIE from cancer before seeing their kids graduate from college, get married, have kids, etc. it was just that damn cancer, or the wrong treatment, or His "plan", and the 1 guy that has a "miracle" remission was somehow blessed by god.
Gimme a break.
So I see it totally the opposite, I guess.