Two great comments from the forum I'd like to call out:
Here's a thought. Take any natural disaster - the Asian Tsunami, for instance. Now, let's look at the reasons why it happened...
1. God made it happen. Therefore God is a violent, irrational, hateful entity not worthy of worship.
2. It was an act of nature and God decided not to stop it. God is a violent, irrational and hateful entity and therefore not worthy of worship.
3. It was an act of nature, but God couldn't prevent it and therefore he is irrelevant and not worthy of worship.
4. It was an act of nature, and God does not exist.
Great bit of writing.
Regarding the commments (sic)....Yes we all know that Stalin comitted (sic) crimes agains (sic) humanity in the name of Communism.
But the quesion (sic) is - did Stalin have faith in Communism? Did he believe in Communism?
I'd argue that he did.
The problem is not theism - but faith.
Faith - blind faith. The un-questioning acceptance of something without proof is the mechanism which allows evil to occur.
The solution to theistic faith is not atheism. (Although atheism is a good start)
I'm not posting anything bashing me this time. A really good creative one will make the honor roll in the future. My blog my rules. If you don't like it, start your own blog!