Doubters of God have often asked why God, if he is good and all-powerful, can allow occurances such as 9-11, or deadly tornadoes. To the casual observer, this would seem to indicate the lack of a God.But last night (while lying awake from the flu), I realized what has happened. Good Christians will tell us that the Bible is the perfect, unerring word of God. This would mean not only that the Bible is perfect, but would also imply that each copy is perfect, lest someone be led astray by an error. In case you are not familiar with the printing process, it is quite common to have to discard some printed material due to flaws. This can be from too much or not enough pressure on the roller, from improper ink flow, from flaws in the paper, etc. Despite all the quality control, occasionally, something slips by the best human checker. This is obviously unacceptable for a piece of literature that has to be absolutely perfect (souls are depending on it). Although there can be time frames where it is not true, in general, the Bible (in all it's various perfect translations) is the most printed book in the world. This means that God is kept very busy, checking the presses in all the printing plants around the world, leaving him no time to interceed on our behalf in cases that call for a miracle. As the population, and thus the demand for Bibles, has grown, reports of God's doings have become more scarce. This is because he has to spend even more time checking that all the Bibles are correct.So the conclusion is obvious; the evil in the world is the result of all the Christians who read the Bible, therefore keeping God pre-occupied. If they would just put down the Bible, no more would have to be printed, and God could spend his time on more productive measures.David;-)
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