Natural disasters: God' curse, God's will , or something else?

@azriel (2108)
Philippines
February 10, 2007 11:00am CST
Some people are willing to accept that these phenomenon are God's will, others say God's vengeance is among us. With the all advancements that our society are facing, is this just a way of nature to even things out?
4 responses
13 Feb 07
Well, I'm an atheist so the god idea is out the window. As for the nature theory, it's a popular one and it certainly makes sense, but I don't really believe that either. Natural disasters happen because of things like climatic conditions and such like and always have done. There's nothing 'other-worldly' about them.
@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
Alright, this is the "something else" part. I'm just not sure as to how many will actually come out and say to me that the world is on the verge of annihilation because it says so in the Revelation.
@skb369 (285)
• India
10 Feb 07
i'm sorry pal,but such talk smacks of absolute asininity(if there's such a word!!) natural disasters have been too well studied and analysed to be considered as and attributed to the 'almighty'. the only ones to blame it on god are the ones who are ignorant or the ones seeking to lure gullible(read ignorant) people to follow their doctrines. no one in their right mind in this day and age can thing that god is out with a vengeance,so as to speak. that natural disasters occur is a terrible and calamitous thing,but to resign yourself to them as an act of god is just silly and pointless,for efforts shud be made to be better prepared.
@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
No one in their right mind you say? You'll be surprised to know that A LOT of people are actually what you might call "gullible and ignorant". That's the reason I'm asking. I want to find out what the population (well, this forum's population) their take on this. And yes, asininity is a word.
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
10 Feb 07
its the results of natural process, not sure if its related to God.
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Probably yes..no..any answer will do for now..The definite answer to your question is basically outside of this world..or should I say outside of our time..Science is too young to explain the phenomenon that are rapidly occuring and becoming worst every year - floods mudslides, eartquake,etc..But one thing is for sure..there is a will greater than our's and if that be the almighty for whom many callde God then we cant answer your question because if we can then God wont be God anymore but a mere tantamount being much like to our level..your asking a question that is philosophical unanswered..I guess we should make such questions to provoke responses, right? But on the other hand..nevermind..