I've been doing a lot of thinking and have been leaning toward a new conclusion about God. I'm thinking that I believe in his existance but think that he does not play an active role in our lives. Everything that happens just happens. He does not cause evil but also does not bless...... What do you think?
Why do you think people are so offended by this idea? I've told several of my non-jw friends and they all get very defensive about it. They say they know they have been "blessed"......... but, they can't say why they have been blessed while some poor innocent child is beaten.
Most of them say that things happen for a reason in our lives. Even if it seems horrible that it will make us stronger. I disagree with that reasoning. I see no reason that a child or anyone for that matter would suffer through some of the awful things they do "for a reason"........
To me, this is kind of a relief. It means to me that he is not picking certain people over others and "blessing" them. To others, this seems like I'm insulting them......why do you think this is?