stardustbrain Posted December 18, 2012 Share Posted December 18, 2012 Hi, I have a simple question. I am an atheist who believes in absolute morality. This event was immoral because it offended the harm-based moral ethic system, the only ethic system. I haven't had much luck with intelligent conversations on the issue so I'll ask here (bad idea maybe). If Any of the many gods that were said to have exist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_religion ) existed, why did they not stop the children from being slain? This is one isolated incident, I know. When I was a theist, I hardly remember asking questions about deity intervention as I was told that it was wrong but as an atheist that is all I ask. If it's free will that killed the children, that's fine, then why not stop the bullets? If it was the fact that religion is removed from schools then why would god(s) enact vengeance on innocent children who literally had nothing to do with it's removal? I feel like I already know the answers to this question. Mass suffering is nothing new to anyone whose ever taken a course on anthropology or macroeconomics. But that is privy to the average American, this incident isnt. I am not attacking religion, I honestly would like to have theist provide me with knowledge that I lack, how doesn't this,(omitting other refutation) not vindicate the absence of any interventionist god(s)? You can troll if you are a theist but remember that (as far as I remember) Christ prayed for his enemies and other poly/mono theist religions advocate conversions. I am totally receptive to the possibility of such a conversion if I have a tenable argument. Thank you either way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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