« God and Science | Main | Have Faith! »

March 1, 2006

The Greatness of God

From a New York Times article on bombings in Iraq:

"On Tuesday, blast after blast rocked the capital. After one car bomb exploded at noon in a Shiite district of downtown Baghdad, firefighters and witnesses struggled to pry two blackened bodies from a charred sedan. The wailing crowd lifted the bodies out, shouted, "God is great!" and marched down the street bearing the bodies aloft."

So God is great when innocent people are killed. And God is also great, presumably when people avoid being killed. Can't lose. How does this work?

Posted by Mitchell Stephens at March 1, 2006 9:17 AM


The ultimate win-win situation -- for God, at least.

Posted by: Catana at March 1, 2006 4:03 PM

I think the idea was to praise God, not for killing, but as thanks for not killing more (or something along those lines). As I understand religion, God is great. Period. No matter what happens, God is great. For some people having the fall back that "God" is watching, helping, guiding, has a plan, is a relief, a crutch on which to rest one's weary soul...

Posted by: Danny S at March 2, 2006 12:57 AM

Depends who we're killing. God doesn't like infidels--that's kinda the definition of the word.

Posted by: Noah SD at March 3, 2006 8:55 PM

It all has to do with where your faith is; My faith is in God and his promise to me that I will have eternal life because of my faith in Jesus. So, in my case, for me to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I live, awesome, if I die, praise God, I will be with Christ in heaven. But, then again, my belief in Jesus and the bible says that if those who died didn't trust in Jesus, then they go to hell. Which makes me sad and I don't understand how or why I should praise God for that.

Posted by: Zach at March 17, 2006 10:08 AM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)