Premier On Demand | – Why does God allow cancer? …in 90 seconds!

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Comment (49)

  1. Hearing Christians talk about god existing is like listening to nails on a fucking chalkboard.
    Hey, guess what, god might exist, but why the fuck do you praise him when all these bad things happen. Because they happen for a reason? Fuck off.

  2. If everything is random then nothing is wrong, I'm sure all atheist can agree if we play a game. I roll a pair of Dice and punch you in the face for all the odd rolls, they'll say that's fucked up.

  3. ""Cancer reflects the story of the bible"

    Nope, that is just your desperation of shoehorning your beliefs in the bible and god into everything to fit your distorted
    world view. It's also really funny how you don't even answer the question, you should become a politician or a dodgeball
    player with that degree of "avoiding to answer the question".

  4. People need to stop saying that God can do and heal anything then if he chooses not to heal a pregnant woman with bone cancer. That is false advertisement. If you pray for healing and are not granted it, even though that is taught by pastors, and you die anyways, why would I want to worship this God? I believe in God, but I don’t believe that he intervenes as much as people say he does or can.

  5. What I don't get it is that apparently for God to exist he has to be a nice guy – be real, if God does exist, it's a psychopathic child doing evil shit for entertainment.

  6. I just want a simple answer to a simple question and for me that simple answer will answer all my questions to complete the puzzle cause it's simple for me God created everything so if that's true he created cancer and if he did then why??? If he didn't then I have to question everything I have ever read about god but I can't make that determination cause I can't get a yes or no answer

  7. I've never heard an answer to this question that wasn't just avoidance, obfuscatiin or the tried and tested 'magic book says so'. It's almost as if it's an indefensible action by a so called 'loving god'…

  8. Do religious people reject the claim of end of consciousness once we die? I can see how religion tells people about a solid moral understanding but bribing them by them with heaven seems like a little too far fetched. They say things like “just have faith” which literally means belief without evidence. Or shit like “everything happens for a reason”. Oh really? No shit, morons. That is one of the dumbest things I hear people say.

  9. We are created by God for a purpose and that is to serve and glorify him. We don't get to decide what our calling is or how long we have on earth. Everything we go through is done to ultimately glorify God and lead people to him. You can't get an answer to this question without taking yourself out of the equation. None of us deserve anything more than a horrible death of pain and suffering for eternity. there's no such thing as a "good person". We are sinful, self loathing creatures that refuse to see that it's NOT about us. It's about GOD. The clay doesn't tell the potter how to mold it. God created us, so it's His will NOT MINE. We all deserve hell, but because God loved us beyond measure, he offers us a second chance through Jesus. When you stop playing the victim long enough to see it isn't about YOU, it becomes quite clear. It doesn't matter if you like it or not, that's the truth. God doesn't need your input or opinions, but he listens to them to him anyway. The ripple effect from obedience and surrender to Gods will is not something that can be explained to anyone who blatantly insults and disregards His existence. If you want to understand God, get to know him. Stop acting like God owes you anything. He doesn't!

  10. He gave it us so we can ask why…
    Should we blame ourselves for all diseases(that exist through his approval)?
    What's the answer to this why? when children, mentally disabled people or animals get sick?