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God is loving?

Book Summary   by:varghese     Original Author: Prof. P.A.Varghese
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Identification of pure love with god is a later work of that genius, St. Paul. Ardent preachers later made the stamp stick.
It is another matter that there is no meaning in this thinking. In reality, everyone has been subjected to all sorts of diseases and problems from the very moment of birth and his survival has been left to chance. ( Considering the age of man, the advent of modern medicine is of very recent origin and deserves no serious mention.) Those who survived toiled from sunrise to sunset to feed themselves and their offspring. The ravages of age soon starts its ugly works. The skin wrinkles, man stoops, eyesight blurs, memory and hearing are impaired, and in senile decrepitude he dies.
In the beginning everyone lived a precarious existence with dangers to his life from every quarter. With all the advancement in science, technology and medicine, half of all babies born today are in abject poverty and in perennial pain.

Thousands are born today, as always, with mental and physical deformities and they suffer all their way to death. The blind, the deaf, the cripples, the imbeciles, maniacs, the mentally retarded live in agony. Billions of children have died before not knowing why they passed this way.

No one asked Him to create humans and put them through the painful drama of this life. If God ordains all these, He must be monstrous indeed.
God out of His love created man in His own image and placed him in paradise where there was no disease suffering or death. In a test ( sent for what, if He really wanted man to be happy, no one knows) man failed. All pain, suffering, death, famine, disease –everything bad started with that single act!
Knowing the result fully well, why did God devise the test at all, leave alone subjecting man through it. He already had a rueful experience in His past business with the angels.

Further, for the failure of the first man in a momentary test, how can the everlasting punishment be meted out? But God created hell and hurled every soul to get roasted up there in all eternity. Is it not simple proof for His monstrosity?
If God is a loving father can we not expect survival needs at least?
After all no one asked him to indulge in creation. And see ther reality. Ma is suffering from birth to death. From cradle to grave.
Further, there is blatant inequality here. There are a few who are lucky to have inherited a good genetic and good environmental combination. They are successful and happy. Te vast majority of the rest are at the mercy bad heredity and wrong early childhood. Whatever efforts they put in it is very diffcult to eke out aThe blind, deaf, manics, crippled, retarded, imbeciles are an all together different story-- A living witnes to the cruely of the Almighty.

Published: January 12, 2008   
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