Originally Posted by Kaylore
I think there are people involved in a game and God cares about people. Not so much the outcome but how we respond in situations.
I realize atheists find the higher power idea stupid. However for those who don't believe in God because they think he would be a super man of sorts, flying around stopping bad things from happening, that is a minunderstanding of what many believe about the nature of God. If you are a God raising your children and believe their experiences here on this mortal coil, good and bad, are going to contribute to their being formed how you want them, and by your own basic principles of righteousness you must allow humanity to exercise their agency, then bad things are going to happen. This will condemn the wicked, bring the good home and create opportunities for humanity to learn to take care of each other.
Come on, children turn out so much better when their parents shelter them from everything and also give them everything they ever desire. We never refer to them as spoiled rotten.