Mustard Seed Budget put together this post and I will begin with the sentence they decided to end on.
‘They turn God on like a light switch when evil happens. Then they turn Him off during years of wonderful things.’
When reading the article you will realise this is referring to the atheist blaming God when natural disasters strike and when wars break out, then acting as if he doesn’t exist during times of peace and when nature is showing it’s more awe inspiring, beautiful side.
It has 60 likes, clearly many believers agree with the author. The problem is, the claim simply isn’t true. Atheists choose to disbelieve nature has a puppeteer until one is apparant. That is true. When disasters strike, atheists do not become religious. Belief cannot be plucked from thin air at will. When war breaks out, it is a great opportunity for us to ask the question- ‘Is this the work of the deity you worship?’. This doesn’t mean we begin to believe.
So I would like to rephrase the opening sentence, aimed at theists.
They turn God off like a light switch when evil happens. Then they turn Him on during years of wonderful things.
The question a theist should self reflect on is…
Do I really worship a God that allows disasters?