We are often exposed to the "miracles" of God...
A baby survives a horrific car crash
A loved one survives cancer
A wounded soldier survives a battlefield injury
etc.

Obviously, though, the "blame" for those people being put in those situations in the first place is NEVER God's "fault".

But how about this one (and the countless others like it that occur to defenseless infants and children every single day)?

Baby born without eyes:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/baby-born-eyes-9679363

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Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 3, 2010 at 11:42am
Of course it's god's fault. XD

God is either an all-powerful activist and able to prevent these horrible things or an absent observer with no power at all. He can't be both at the same time.
Comment by Jason Wagner on March 3, 2010 at 12:18pm
I have an acquaintance who thanked god for everything good in her life on a daily basis. The day her phone got stolen at work all she could do was blame people for being assholes. I told her we should take a minute to thank god for granting her phone the ability to help someone who needed it more than her and bless her for an opportunity to upgrade to a better phone because she worked at a Sprint store. She then called me an asshole. I guess she failed to see God's hand in this one singular event.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 3, 2010 at 12:29pm
That's awful! And of COURSE Christians aren't going to blame that on God! They won't let God be responsible for any negative actions, or they'll say "It's all part of his plan." [What PLAN could God POSSIBLY have that would require him to create a person without eyes?!!!] This child will obviously be blind for life, but I think that they can keep her face from caving in if they put glass eyes into her sockets or similar things.
Comment by Shine on March 3, 2010 at 12:40pm
Here is what I do not understand about "miracles:" they are always unlikely events, but never impossible events. Why assume supernatural intervention for something that, although improbable, is at least possible? A baby surviving a car crash is certainly a fortunate event, but not necessarily a violation of known physical laws. If during the car crash the baby had been decapitated (or something equally fatal) and somehow survived, then perhaps there would at least be some impetus to seek an explanation for the violation of physical laws. Still, even in the case of the miraculous headless baby I would still try to find a biological rather than a divine cause.

(Yikes, I hope that I don't sound like a cold heartless bitch for discussing infant decapitation.)
Comment by Doug Reardon on March 3, 2010 at 1:01pm
No Shine, it's not for discussing infant decapitation.
Comment by Lindsey on March 3, 2010 at 1:27pm

Comment by Kris on March 3, 2010 at 1:35pm
All of those prove God as much as they prove the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Comment by Shine on March 3, 2010 at 1:52pm
No Shine, it's not for discussing infant decapitation.

Well, at least that's one reason that I can strike off of the list. Now I just need to tackle the zillions of other things that reveal my true nature.

Lindsey, I heart that cartoon!
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on March 3, 2010 at 5:07pm
Jason, I like your strategy. Nice way to expose people to their own bullshit.
Comment by Jason Wagner on March 3, 2010 at 5:58pm
It's the "where's your god now?" approach. :D

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