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Saturday, October 06, 2012

To Let Live or To Let Perish

(On a Sense of Reasoning Rife with Inconsistencies and Contradictions)
by aLfie vera mella

This is my reaction to the issue being tackled by the person in the picture:

Clearly, that lone survivor who claims that his having survived was miraculous is shortsighted, myopic, and selfish at best. Why? What makes him believe that he's so special that he has to survive and the 299 perish? Isn't that an extreme example of self-importance?

Sometimes, faith and belief could really make a person very selfish and insensitive to the conditions of others.

I think that's the problem many religious people face (but they either don't realize or ignore)--to reconcile the contradictory concept of a God who favors or saves some but lets others suffer or perish. If they happen to belong to the "saved" ones, they claim that their God was good to them (implying subconsciously and logically that God was not good to those who were not saved).

On the other hand, if those who perished included a relative, friend, or other loved ones of theirs, they would submit to the idea that this was God's will (and they could not do anything about it) so they should not question it.

Or, if they only got injured but survived (and did not perish), they will claim that the God spared them. Then, we go back to the personal belief of self-importance, arrogance, and selfishness for believing that God chose him or gave him a favor.

Ultimately, for the lack of logical explanation about this concept of saving or sparing some and letting others suffer and perish, they would impose the idea that humans could never understand God's ways because He is above all. Or the worst of all, that those who suffered and perished were simply punished for their evilness and disobedience and those who were saved were rewarded for being submissive and obedient followers. And the most baffling of all, those who suffered and perished would inherit their place in Heaven and those who were spared to live a longer life have simply been given an extension to live so they can have more time to repent for their sins.

Well, with a complex, double-standard, and contradictory reasoning like that, I am usually not surprised anymore why there is usually a greater tendency for people who think this way to harbor deeper feelings of resentment for people who do not share their beliefs and why people who think that way are often the more inconsistent ones in their actions because their sense of belief is full of contradiction to begin with.


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