As a people observer, I notice something that’s becoming more common in our world. Humans aren’t taking the blame where blame is due and blaming God for everything instead.
If you don’t know me, you’ll know by cultural standards I’m a christian. I prefer not labeling myself or attaching myself to a label, especially when you don’t agree with their entire belief system.
But I believe in God, in Jesus (without all the “blessed” hashtags and super southern religious persona). I’m a spiritual person.
I think it’s amazing and wondrous how many belief systems and spiritualities are on this planet. Personally I believe every person’s truth is their truth, no one else’s.
But I always find it odd how many people all of sudden believe in God when tragedy strikes.
People love taking ALL the credit when amazing miracles happen. Although I believe people deserve credit where credit is deserved. But the moment tragedies, poverty, ill-luck happens we blame it all on God.
Again, I believe people deserve credit where credit is earned. Doctors, nurses, teachers, parents, and strangers are always sacrificing their life for others and should be recognized.
But we never want to give God any credit, even for the most miraculous strangest occurrences. We’re even quick to credit “fate” or “luck” for our breakthroughs.
However, we’re quick to blame Him for ANY terrible catastrophe.
- We blame Him for third-world poverty and starvation. Yet we turn a blind eye to corrupted governments denying these countries life resources and donations.
- We blame Him for childhood cancers. Yet we turn a blind eye to factories and corporations producing dangerous chemicals in our water and air.
- We blame Him for our relative’s suffering death. Yet we turn a blind eye to their unhealthy fast-food eating habits and sedentary lifestyle.
- We blame Him for catastrophic weather, killing hundreds. Yet we turn a blind eye to our own destructive behavior of littering and contributing to global warming.
Well, you get the idea. But even I’m still wrapping my head around the horrors God allows.
Like why would He bless a child with high ambitions and dreams only to be born in the slums with no guidance or role models? Or why would He allow a dangerous narcissist full privilege and power?
But then I remind myself, God gives us free will.
Imagine living in a perfect shiny Utopian world as a perfectly happy robot. No challenges or any emotions. Everything is monotone and butterflies.
Sounds like pure hell to me.
I realize we don’t get to decide who’s born into wealth or atrocities. We can’t force nature to work in our favor. It’s a hard pill to swallow.
So why did I write this?
Truthfully, I don’t know. Never did I intend for this article to end up here. Perhaps, I’m tired of people blaming their destructiveness on everything but themselves. We’re literally ruining the planet and our lives because we refuse to open our eyes and take action.
So guys, whether you believe in God or not, just do something. Be the change this world needs. Instead of blaming God, take the initiative instead.
What do you think of this article? Do you agree or disagree?