To believe “god” allows children to be abused, neglected or abandoned for a reason is absurd! I don’t care how you coat it. Children are innocent, even the bible says that (and yes, I believe there is a lot of valuable information in the bible) so why? WHY would it ever be okay for someone to harm a child? Or worse, kill a child? It’s NOT! We all know that! So why then, when it does happen, why do people say “’god’ will use this for good?” Really? I mean, R.E.A.L.L.Y? I’m left with no other reason than to believe that it just makes them feel “better” about the ugliness in the world.
If “god” is so powerful, why doesn’t he just stop the acts all together? I realize this is a common question when someone is struggling with their faith, but somehow it gets glossed over and eventually forgotten. We convince ourselves that somehow, these despicable acts will be redeemed for “god’s glory”. For instance, when someone loses a child and then starts a new organization to advocate for missing and exploited children in honor of the child who was kidnapped, abused, raped and murdered, it suddenly becomes a way for “god” to find a way to use it for “good”
Where’s the logic in that? I’m not saying that founding a new organization to help for the better good isn’t a good plan or that it isn’t an excellent way to heal, but why does it have to be because of “god’s plan”? I mean, come on! How can that be “his” plan? I just cannot for the life of me understand how ANYONE can justify any of this as “god’s plan”—
Unfortunately, no matter how many child welfare advocacy groups are established these disgusting acts will continue to happen because there are sick people in this world and sick people do sick things: Cause and Effect. It’s not a lost cause but it’s also not in “god’s” plan, so let’s be logical about this- instead of praying about it, or asking “god” why he lets this kind of thing happen, let’s educate children how to stay safe and get the psychos off the streets as best we can. And when something so heinous happens again, let’s allow ourselves to grieve and be angry and hopefully accept that what happened, happened and not look for an excuse for “why” but eventually be able to move on.