I have a question for religious people, and I realize it can be construed as offensive, but I legitimately want an answer, if someone can explain it to me, because it makes no sense to me and is the biggest reason I can’t believe a god exists.
If god is omnipotent, all power, and he created you, than he is directly responsible for every single bad thing that ever happens to you, either by causing it or by allowing it to happen. To me, loving a god like that and thanking him for your life sounds to me like thanking someone who permanently maims you for not killing you. If anyone can please explain this to me I would really appreciate it. And I’m aware that I’m going to get a bunch of hate mail for this, and I’m trying to prepare myself for that, but in all honesty, I am not a strong person, so please don’t be too mean :/
That’s not a bad question at all, but I have some bad news for you. You’re never going to get a legitimate answer, because there is none. Your question is too intelligent. You take into account the meaning of words and you don’t simply obey commands and submit when told to submit. If your questions is ‘how could religious people believe that?’ then there’s your answer: obedience and submission. If your asking for a logical explanation, you’re in for a world of painful logical fallacies and derailments.
You should know, though, that to even ask this question is to give too much credit to those making god claims, because the premise presupposes a god exists, when no evidence for one has been provided. It’d be like me asking ‘if there is a yeti, how long does it hibernate?’ It makes no sense to ask about the nature of something that doesn’t have a nature. When we discover a yeti, or a god, that’s the time for questions like these. Until then, put your mind at ease.