Monday, 13 March 2006

I had a couple of things come to mind, while running errands today for work, and wondered what people think about them.

Firstly, Is Hell, a cold rather than a hot place? Hell is often defined as being cut off from God, since God is the ultimate source of everything (energy included), would Hell be a cold barren place, with the fires of Hell being an attempt to keep the (demonic) population from freezing solid, by using the souls of the damned as a fuel source?

The Second one, are some of my current answers to the age-old question "Why do bad things happen?" in reference to natural disasters, is misinformed or stupid decisions. My point being that earthquakes, volcanoes, and hurricanes tend to be regular occurrences in some areas. Yet thousands suffer each time a hurricane flattens known vulnerable areas like Florida and other parts of the South-East coast of America, as the result of their or their family's decision to live in that area. The same goes for cities, like San Francisco built close to known fault lines.

For human relationships, the problems are more complex, but the simplest answer I have is that we willfully ignore God's guidance. To use a computer analogy, we disable the firewall and anti-virus software, because it slows down the computer, and then go surfing porn and 'warez' sites, and then gasp in disbelief when a 'cracker' steals our credit card details and loots our savings. Then when an expert is sent by the manufacturer at his expense, to show us how to fix the problems and prevent them happening again, he gets nailed to a cross for his troubles!

As a summation, Bad things happen because we and others in this world make bad choices, through ignorance and contrariness and we and others suffer the consequences of these choices.

Diseases, I don't really have a good answer for, I must admit that the cold and flu viruses are definitely not one of my favourite parts of God's Creation, just having got over several days of a cold. Does anyone have any insight why God created viruses? It's nice to feel better afterwards, but somehow I don't think that was the reason!