Considering faith when it comes to disasters

10 Responses to “Considering faith when it comes to disasters”

  1. 1 Guillermo
    January 15, 2010 at 00:59

    One of the tenets that illustrates this big question is in the book of Job. When everything is happiness everyone has a Faith. It can be religious or of another nature. When disaster knocks at the door, big questions arise. If one can see the view of the world, Earth is not a pacific planet. It is a violent planet. Humans forget this and they donĀ“t expect tragedies because their nature is to survive in places where apparently nothing happens. The only place that can be called a propierty is the soil where your feet are. And Faith happens to be in peace time. But some say that disasters are a challenge to Faith. What really matters is in what you believe. And what counts is the size of your belief.

  2. 2 tanboontee
    January 15, 2010 at 03:39

    Natural disasters occur naturally, they do not take orders from the supernatural created by human beings.

    When natural disasters strike, faith is of little consequence. Faith helps only in the traumatic aftermath.

    • 3 Bhawana Upadhyay
      January 16, 2010 at 10:35

      Jan 16 is the EARTHQUAKE SAFETY DAY in NEPAL. In 1934 a magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit nepal. People still talk about its devastating effects.

      We all know that Natural disaster do occur anytime and anywhere bringing massive distruction and devastating effects. Yeah, the aftermath of the disaster is so painful. When I saw a 11 yrs old child dying under the rubble in BBC News I panic myself holding my 11 months daughter in my living room It was such disturbing image.

      I certainly would like to say that OFFERING A PRAY is how we can soothe the pain from distant. I am doing it for all those affected from the kingdom of Himalayas.
      Pls do keep faith in LORD and keep moving with simle on the face thinking that its gonna be ALRIGHT. Nothing gonna acahieve by freting, worrying and panicing. I know its easier said than done. But, trsut me: TIME IS A GREAT HEALER. So Hatians, my friends pls do move on helping eachother with whatever resources you have. Keep going…


  3. 4 james Ian
    January 15, 2010 at 08:53

    My comments really isn’t about the question of faith in disaster, it’s more about what I just heard on the BBC from a interviewee from Hattie. She made the statement that most families in Hattie consist on 8-9 children. What the heck! You’re poor, can hardly feed yourself and your sulution is to pop out kids like a rabbit in hopes that one of them may get lucky, make something of them self and suport your butt later in life? How retarded is that?!
    Sounds to me like what these people need the most is sex education, birth control and family planning classes.
    I feel bad for these people and their children don’t get me wrong but I feel like had they not over populated themselves so badly they wouldn’t be having so much trouble dealing with this disaster.

  4. 5 Ottile
    January 15, 2010 at 11:06

    I was so deeply moved by the faith of the people expressed on this program. My prayers are with you. We are sending as much as we can. God bless you!!!

  5. 6 Brad
    January 15, 2010 at 16:28

    while faith an a belief system is essential in dealing with adversity, we are missing the point that god does not cause any of these things. He has given us free will and knowledge. Knowledge that we all to often fail to take into consideration because of one reason or another. We have known for some time now that the capital of Haiti is on an active fault and we chose to take the risk and live there (free will) then something like this is only a matter of time – we have no one but our selves to blame.

    I am expecting a similar disaster in California, do not blame god, he has equiped us with the ability to aquire the knwledge and then act on it, if we make a descision based on other factors and determine the risk is managable then from time to time we will suffer the consequenses. (simple cause and effect)

  6. January 15, 2010 at 17:03

    our ability to Empathise with our fellow Human beings surely is the greatest motivation for selfless action. In Whatever way we can help, big or small, we can Ccommunicate all we learn to each other and keep Goodwill alive as long as possible. There are always new disasters on the horizon which eclipse the news so we really have to Act Now . We keep going in Love & Compassion. Surely this is something to do with keeping Faith. I suppose that maybe is a new insight into Faith for me, but Love in Action is more important than philosophising right now !

  7. 8 John in Salem
    January 15, 2010 at 18:00

    I myself have no belief in the supernatural, but after 40 years of studying the origins of religion I have developed a strong belief in the power of faith.
    The human brain is capable of many things we don’t yet understand and the power of faith – it doesn’t matter in what – is one of the most profound.
    Belief and faith are tied directly to the will. I’ve witnessed the will keep people alive for years after receiving a prognosis of a few months, and I’ve seen people with terminal conditions will themselves to die at a time of their own choosing.

    And while I believe in the superiority of reason it doesn’t grant me or anyone else the right to mock those who have only their faith to sustain them. Reason loses it’s beauty without the virtue of tolerance.

  8. 9 TomK in Mpls
    January 15, 2010 at 20:35

    Everybody needs an inner strength, it is very important. It doesn’t matter where it comes from. But remember, how you use it is just as important.

  9. 10 wajeeha nasir
    January 17, 2010 at 14:05

    Natural disasters occur naturally, they do not take orders from the supernatural created by human beings
    faith is a set of our believes .if we consider n gave importance to our faith we become able to judge every thing on the base rational

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