I was watching the news this morning and they went to a live feed where Dr. Kent Brantly survived the Ebola virus and is going to be released from the hospital.
It is wonderful that he has survived and he is very courageous going into an extremely dangerous zone to try and help people.
In his speech this morning he gave much praise to God and said his recovery is directly related to God’s intervention as a result from all the prayers.
I found it curious that a doctor would thank God for a cure more so than the drugs and treatment so I looked up the organization he works for and it is called Samaritans Purse which of course is a Christian organization. I’m not very familiar with them but for any group that goes into dangerous situations in order to help people is worthy of the highest praise.
Perhaps this belief in a divine being that directly intervenes in our lives as the result of prayer is worth something since it does cause humans to act kindly and try to help people even when it puts their own lives at risk. I would imagine that without this belief people would be a lot less willing to put their own lives at risk to help others. I’m sure many still would but I think it would net out negatively if everyone suddenly stopped believing in God.
As for my own opinion about God should he exist I think he is doing an absolutely terrible job since he has let 1200 Africans die of Ebola but decided to save Dr. Bradley. Perhaps nobody prayed for all those Africans or they didn’t pray intensively enough? Perhaps Africans don’t given enough money to the church and thus God deems them unworthy of saving?
Apologies, it just infuriates me to see people praising God and giving him credit for helping one person when many hundreds have died from the same disease.
God – You’re doing an awful job and I humbly request a new one as soon as possible.