We humans are amazingly self-focused (for survival) and because of that natural inclination, we tend to view the world around us as simply extensions of our own ‘humanness.’ That leads to interpreting/comprehending the world in which we all interact with certain proclivities; i.e., we anthropomorphize just about everything that we don’t truly understand—or in a sense, we give inanimate objects and incomprehensible subjects human characteristics and emotions to better assimilate them in our own minds—to make them more palatable—more digestible to us.
And while I certainly don’t object to the sentiments of being kind to others; I do suggest that perhaps viewing GOD or the original SOURCE behind all existence as having human-type ‘emotions of LOVE’ may not be quite accurate.
I do agree that the LOVE frequency is the essence of perfection and rightness, and is the overriding harmonizer of all lesser frequencies; but to assume that GOD is the ‘paternalistic’ overseer to all of humanity and looks upon us all with kind and loving stewardship, is not likely the truth.
Those phrases like, “God is watching over you,” or “God is watching everything that you do,” are maybe not quite how we should view our actual living situation here.
When I hear someone angrily ask, “How could God allow this to happen?” to some heartless atrocity or intentional cruelness inflicted on innocent people; I think, ‘Do you really view LIFE in general, and YOUR life in particular, that way?’—like there is an omniscient ‘referee’ in this giant world coliseum of battling contenders who decides the ‘fairness’ of all human interaction? Sorry, but I don’t think that’s the case.
And while I understand the reasoning for telling children that we live in a comprehendible, stable, and loving world, the facts don’t really bear that out—and they never have.
We often look to organized religions to give us a solid foundation for telling us WHY we exist here—for helping us to determine the RULES of co-existence with all others—from “The Ten Commandments” (of Judaism and Christianity) to Islam’s version of “…”al-Din al-Jami'” (the Universal and Comprehensive Teachings of Religion).”
Those RULES are meant to be guidelines for humanity to live in peace and harmony while on Earth. But the problem is that there are SO many different religions with SO many different interpretations of those RULES for co-existence with others, that it isn’t that ‘God allowing all the badness to happen to innocents’ is the problem. The problem is that some PEOPLE can be unbelievably heartless and cruel to each other, and All-Omniscient referees don’t actually exist to stop the cruelty, other than ‘other people’ forcefully stopping it.
This ocean of SOURCE energy that we swim in provides us with all the basic ingredients to create a life as we choose to create it—that is the premise of FREE WILL behind your behaviors. And until ALL people start viewing each other as ‘gifts of LOVE’—the highest frequency vibration of existence—then our situations won’t change for the better because as those holy scriptures declared, “GOD in HIS/HER infinite wisdom” gave that behavioral choice to us.
So it isn’t that GOD allows cruelty to exist here—it’s that WE do!