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If God is powerful, why does he not stop wars and tragedy?

During our recent Enquiry lesson in Year 4, we thought about questions to do with God. We decided on using this question to hear and discuss other people’s ideas and views. We would like to hear your ideas too.

13 comments on “If God is powerful, why does he not stop wars and tragedy?

  1. dear everyone

    We did an activity looking at Hinduism with salt and water where the salt represented us and the water represented God, so when we die we will go into the water. I think he/she can’t save all of us so none of us. If God is so powerful would you like everybody on the planet to be saved? Not everybody can be saved so only a few people would be saved so that wouldn’t be fair.
    Here is a link to a another Hindu story

    http://peopleforothers.loyolapress.com/2010/03/a-wisdom-story-8/

  2. Going onto Darcie’s idea i wouldn’t like everyone to be saved because if you think about it there are seven billion people in the world so the world would be really busy and basically unable for people to live because there would be to many people to have enough food to go around the whole would and not enough water or enough space to actually move around plus we wouldn’t have enough places in nursery’s and schools in the planet or enough childcare or jobs or clothes and in our Hindu lesson we actually put salt and water and mixed together to see what would happen would it disintegrate or take in all the salt?????????

    http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

  3. Its probably because he doesn’t see all of the wars. There are millions of people in the world and he can’t see all of them at once. Also, Zeus is a God of war so if he was a real God he wouldn’t want to stop wars anyway.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus

  4. I think it’s because he wants us to sort it out by ourselves.Also he might not see us fighting wars.Do you think god should sort out all are problems?I think he should sort out some of them but not all of them.

  5. Maybe he doesn’t have the power to stop war.He might like watching people fight or he doesn’t like doing that but i don’t think he is alive.
    If he was alive he would help us or let us sort it out.

    :O :o

  6. i think that if God saved everybody the world will get so crowed and more people will die.God should save babies ,children and teenagers .Because they are to young to die.

  7. I don’t think god can see us because he never helps us but I don’t think he is real. If he was real he would of helped us. I agree with Hayden about there are lots of people in the world and can god see everything in the world if he was real???? I also agree with Freddie he might want us to sort it out by ourselves .

  8. on the Internet I have found the how many people belong to the top 21 religions in the world

    1. Christianity 2.1 billion
    2. Islam 1.3 billion
    3. Secular/Irreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.1 billion
    4. Hinduism 900 million
    5. Chinese traditional religion 394 million
    6. Buddhism 376 million (see also buddhism by country)
    7. Primal indigenous 300 million
    8. African traditional and diasporic 100 million
    9. Sikhism 23 million
    10. Juche 19 million
    11. Spiritism 15 million
    12. Judaism 14 million
    13. Bahá’í Faith 7 million
    14. Jainism 4.2 million
    15. Shinto 4 million
    16. Cao Dai 4 million
    17. Zoroastrianism 2.6 million
    18. Tenrikyo 2 million
    19. Neopaganism 1 million
    20. Unitarian Universalism 800,000
    21. Rastafari movement 600,000

  9. can I just go on to my last idea more people will die so god will kill people that want to die because so babies/children/teenagers die to soon.maybe god is not that powerful to stop wars and tragedy or it has to happen to .

  10. I don’t know because he is really powerful but he cant stop wars ? :|

  11. dear st’lukes people

    Its because god cant. This is why there is so many wars going on he cant stop all
    of them at once if you agree with me please comment back
    from Evie D in 4VF :D

  12. Because some people don’t believe .
    i do not believe in god and how he can see us so i don’t think he can stop war!

  13. I don’t believe in god so to me that’s why.

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