Philip wrote:Audacity: So you're saying that because my point has you flummoxed?
Really - how so?
When you said, " asking questions isn't bad. But asking them in an accusing manner that caricatures aspects of God we cannot understand or have any certainties as to their purposes or ramifications "you're implying that you are at a loss to address these aspects: flummoxed.
Audacity: 1. FACT: According to the National Institute of Health, each year in the United States about 25,000 babies, or 68 babies every day, are born still.
2. APPEARANCE: God seems to be letting fetuses develop for 20-28 weeks before killing them off,
That's an assumption: Are these not human beings that he allowed to die, yet earlier than others? We are born into a world in which we are physically dying the moment we are born. Our very DNA guarantees death. Do you think of God killing off a sick old man who dies at 100? Course not - he succumbed to his mortality. How is the RESULT of an infant dying any different? And the ONLY way it can be any worse is if the afterlife for one in the presence of the Lord is worse than life here - which Scripture notes that the very moment one leaves the planet to be with the Lord will be the best moment of their lives - short or long it was. So, this supposed horror of babies dying a natural death per the results of that - no contest!
Seems you're missing my point. In that through his omniscience he knew he would be letting these fetuses die in still birth, it appears he waited 20 + weeks to do so.
Audacity: 3. OBSERVATION: Yet I don't hear anyone condemning him for it.
For allowing the natural course of biological or other circumstances? If nefarious or negligent, etc. - WHO is responsible? Man!
God is. He had the power to end the pregnancy at the very beginning, but chose to wait, which I don't view as very charitable, to say the least, to all involved.