Today we learned of the horrible news of an airplane crashing in Thailand with more than 85 dead. On the evening news the mother of one of the survivors shared her feelings about when she heard about the news her daughter had survived. She ended by stating that she was grateful to god that her daughter had survived. After that we could hear a telephone interview with her daughter who also alluded to divine intervention when she said: "I was graced by god"
Both mother and daughter were happy with their god for intervening. And that raises some interesting questions
If their god intervened, for whatever reason, did that same god also cause the death of the other people?
If the death of those other people was not caused by their god but by an evil force such as satan why did their god only save a few people?
The fact of the matter of course is that we can't answer these questions for the simple reason that their is no god.
But that does not eliminate the issue at hand. The issue being that people will gladly embrace their god for saving their loved ones but will not scold or denounce that same god for killing others in the same instance.
That bothers me.