No disrespect intended: for believers
I am an athiest. I respect people with faith who demonstrate and practice the tolerance, love and charity their Gods promote. I do not respect anyone who wishes to impose their beliefs on me, or anyone who, in the name of their God, wants to deny others their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I understand how believers get comfort from their faith in God when they and their loved ones face death. So much is out of our control, and I get how belief in a deity can help someone feel "direction."
But I don't understand how believers cope with catastrophes that randomly destroy lives. How do the survivors of Sandy Hook, Aurora, the holocaust and all the other devastating events cope with their Gods' will?
I cringe when I hear someone say "The Lord was watching over us" when their neighbors or their neighbor's children precipitously die.
If you can't mind you manners in your responses, please post elsewhere. No insults, direct or tacit. Please.