Three weeks ago, ebola survivor Kent Brantly released a statement thanking God for sparing his life. Until that day, God had let die 1.427 people for the same illness (today, more than 1.900).
I wonder why He decided to save this one and let die the others: because of the race? -black instead of white-, the nationality? -from African countries instead of U.S.A., the city upon a hill-, perhaps because Kent is one of their own? -a missionary-. Or perhaps God doesn’t differentiate by race, nationality or job, but keeps an eye on who worship Him and who doesn’t do it, or not enough.
Here is the statement:
Perhaps in the statement we find the hint. Kent is member of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization, and the members were praying for him, day after day. God, despite of being omniscient, must be reminded about important matters with prayers and more prayers. Perhaps God isn’t racist or nationalist, but He keeps account of how many people praise for each ebola infected; if the black African people didn’t get many sympathisers praying for them, it’s logical that God let them die, isn’t it?
Well, whether it is because race, nationality, job, or number of friends praying, if God is responsible for the recovery of Kent, God is responsible for the no recovery of the other more than 1.900 people, at least for omission. Faithfulness to God from Kent, his family and Samaritan’s Purse members have improved even more after this answer from God saving Kent’s life. And the families of the more than 1.900 corpses, what should they feel now about this omnipotent but selective God?
It’s funny that the best evidences against the existence of God are in the statements of believers. I know it because I was in a catholic school in my childhood, and so I was forced to read the Bible, the best reading to become an atheist.