Faith in Humanity

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Young Christians in ActionWrote:

Where is god when we hurt? Where is he when sleep wont come? Where is he when awaken in a hospital bed with pain that wont subside? He's right here! he hung on the gallows to prove once for all, with pierced hands and bloodstained face, that he's here, that he didnt create the hurt, but he came to take it away.

Louis R
That is nice, but it isn't true.

When I get hurt, do you know who is there for me? My friends. My family. Doctors. Nurses. Paramedics.

People who actually save my life and give me support.

Why do they do this?

Because human beings are decent, and value each other when they are in times of distress. That's right; frail, selfish, fallible humans keep me alive, and give me a reason to do the best I can in this world.

I don't need your god, with all of his conditional love and acquiescence to evil. All I need are the people who love and care for me, as I care for them. I would gladly sacrifice myself for my fellow man, and work for the YMCA with children, instead of making piles of money and going to some church. I build decent, caring, responsible, respectful human beings who have a sense of wonder and reverence for humanity. They see all of the love and sacrifice of those that would give up part of their life to help a complete stranger, and they learn. They hear about the galaxy and geology and natural selection. They learn how to entertain themselves with their imagination. They learn clean, fair play, hard work, and to remember to have fun.

All without your god.

When the children are being abused -- molested and beaten and shuffled from group home to group home by 'christian' parents and guardians, where is your god? Where is he when one of my councilors has a miscarriage during camp? Where is your god when I have to give a kid with bruises down their back to the same foster home where some other abused kid is acting out his abuse on him?

Thanks, but I would rather put my faith in those who have ACTUALLY saved my life, and who give me REAL, TANGIBLE love. You can keep your tyrant god.


--Louis Repucci