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We all are aware of the recent calamity that had the island of Haiti devastated in no time. Since olden times, whenever there is a catastrophe, people have a tendency to say that it is the vengeance or wrath of God. A question that needs to be pondered over is that: how justified are we in blaming God like that?
It is often a characteristic of human behavior that a person gives vent to his anger a bit ruthlessly. Can God do that? If your answer is YES…think twice, because that would mean saying qualities of God and human being are similar. This can never be. If your answer is NO, then we have to find out the logic behind such occurrences.
By blaming God for all the wrongs of our life or injustice being meted out to the world in general, what are we trying to prove? We only demonstrate our own incapacity to deal with the adverse circumstances. Blaming God or fate comes in handy for us actually (that includes me too, because I may be I too did the same but I have changed myself lately ‘The Height of Optimism’ ).
Infact, we are ourselves to be blamed for the wrongs being done. Construction and destruction is the part of the game actually. What man has done to Nature has its reaction. But we must not say that Nature or God retaliates, it is actually like we say ‘do good and have good’. Much in the same vein if we go on damaging natural surroundings and go on with reckless use of natural resources we are bound to face adverse conditions, may be in the form of earthquakes, landslides etc.
The above said is simply what came to my silly little mind, the readers or theologists may or may not agree with my views. Everyone has a right to disagree. Kindly share your views here so that we can take this discussion forward and try to find answers to some questions that have always seemed unanswerable.
© Amritbir Kaur
(just to suggest that please don't copy!!!)