On the Fairness of the Lord: Barbaric Games

A child and an adult both of the true faith are in heaven, but the adult occupies a higher place. God explains that the man has done many good works, whereupon the child asks why God allowed him to die before he could do good. God answers that he knew the child would grow up to be a sinner, and so it was better that he dies young. A cry rises up from the depths of hell: “Why, O Lord, did you not let us die before we became sinners?!” (Russell, 1985, from a medieval Islamic story)

Seeing the state of affairs all around the world, I wanted to write something about fairness of God. Reading the passage above, could give us a very interesting point: If justice means equality of opportunities, then there is no equality from God’s side, none whatsoever. Just imagine how many people suffer because of genetic disorders, wars, poverty, crime, and simple accidents every day. How many children die? How many are sexually abused? How many sold as slaves?

And just because they were born in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Oh, I’m sorry: At the right place and at the right time: God had wanted it so.

But that’s not all, that’s only the beginning. The whole idea of a “just” God who wants everyone to follow one true path goes out the window in this case. You see, in most religions everyone should believe in one God and one religion to even begin to hope for redemption, and that redemption can only be gained by paying a tuition to the organiser institution of that specific religion. But only “some” just happen to have the luxury of being born in a certain period of time and in a certain geographical place, to be able to know it and believe in it?!

This is not fairness at all, this is not justice. This is the most twisted, horrifying and barbaric game ever played.


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Dear fellow Homo sapiens, or if you prefer conscious mammals! And of course, friends nonetheless: I created my blog in order to speak my very weird mind, mostly about three subjects (as I identify myself and my state of mind with them): Atheism, as I was born in the Middle East and saw and felt the affects of Islam; Homosexuality and equal rights, as a gay man who has tasted the Homophobia and also Sexism in that society; and Liberalism and political philosophy, which I think is a good ground for secular values and criticism of fundamentalism. If you wish, visit and join your state of mind to mine. I hope they don't short circuit!

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