This is a response to the questions posted on: www.godisimaginary.com
May it be understood by my readers that I am answering questions even of imaginary people,. to give them the benefit of the doubt, on the presumption that other mislead people who has brain enough to understand, might be having the same question. Of course, I will be using the Bible as the main authority for my answers, because I believe in the God who said these words. The questions go like these:
“Why are there so many starving people in our world?”
“Why would a loving God be worried about someone getting a raise; while at the same time, ignoring the prayers of the ‘desperate’ and the ‘innocent’ children?”
The question is being asked to intelligent and educated Christians. I do not claim that I am an intelligent, nor an educated Christian having any college degree, but I am a Christian, and I am proud to be one! As much as they are expecting answers from intelligent Christians, we must presume that these people are also intelligent. And if they are intelligent, using only 5-15 percent of their brain power, they should have discovered the fact and the true reason why there are so many starving people on our world today. Is it not foolishness to blame an imaginary God, whom they think does not exist, for the starvation of countless people in the world? If they are intelligent, which I perceive they are not, and considering that they believe in science and statistics, and they do not believe in God, it will be intelligent, fair, and just to look for scientific reasons and realities, rather than blaming God which they believe does not exist. Foolish, is it not? But I do not wonder because there really are foolish people; and these are those that do not believe in the existence of God.
(Psalms 53:1) “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”
Statistics tells us that there are now about eight hundred million starving and malnourished people on earth.
World Hunger and Poverty: How They Fit Together
• 854 million people across the world are hungry, up from 852 million a year ago.
• Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes–one child every five seconds. http://www.bread.org/learn/hunger-basics/hunger-facts-international.html
Also, more than one billion people who are overfed and obese.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight – at least 300 million of them clinically obese – and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. Often coexisting in developing countries with under-nutrition, obesity is a complex condition, with serious social and psychological dimensions, affecting virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups. http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/publications/facts/obesity/en/
This simple research (simple because you can just ‘google’ it or you can just even ‘stumble upon’ it) tells us the scientific fact why there are so many children that starve to death. Instead of blaming God, which to them is imaginary, they should have posted an appeal in the internet to people who, like them, do not believe in God because God said that believers should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and be compassionate to the plight of the poor.
(Matthew 25:32-41) “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…”
Even enemies of a believer should be taken care for.
(Matthew 5: 44) “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you…”
And in Romans 12:20 “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink…”
Had they believed God, not one person on earth would starve to death. The conclusion is: Why are there so many starving people on earth? The answer is: Because of those people who do not believe in God — like YOU!
Greed in money, wealth, power, and everything earthly is the cause of all evil in this world. It is not God’s fault.
(1 Timothy 6:10-11) “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”
It is unfair and impertinent to blame God which, for you, does not exist. Why not rather look for reasons behind realities? It only takes one man, it will not need two (2) to feed and house all these unfortunate people. The richest man on earth, or even the second richest man, if he acts in compliance with God’s commandment can alleviate the sufferings of all poor people on earth!
According to recent statistic, the earth can sustain the needs of 10 billion people at a time; and that idea comes from an intelligent and real God.
It is widely agreed that enough food is produced worldwide to feed a global population of 8-10 billion people. http://www.vegansociety.com/html/environment/land/
(Genesis 1:27) “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
In conclusion, I appeal to my readers for prayers so that these people may be enlightened, and be more intelligent and smart (more, if they have some) to act and think scientifically with prudence; not to blame somebody which, for them, does not exist and imaginary. And find ways to feed and clothe one of those starving children on earth.
Praise be to God. AMEN.