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.