Feb 9, 2010

Is God a Perpetrator?

Disaster always goes after the most vulnerable population in our planet. A recent earthquake in Haiti that killed 150,000 and still Haiti’s government says that the figure could double. Afghanistan has been always exposed to various natural disasters. Yesterday, after a heavy snow fall, there have been a series of avalanches on highways between Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif. According to local news at the scene, 60 bodies are discovered and number of death is increasing. According to New York Times, "NATO and Afghan National Army helicopters joined in the rescue effort. Some 2,500 people were recovered from their stranded cars and 1.5 miles of roadway were cleared Tuesday, leaving another mile still buried when work finished Tuesday night."

Now, you might think about it for a while. Is it a human rights issue? Is earthquake in Haiti a human rights issue? Human rights are defined as someone commits and perpetrates a crime against humanity. If this is a human rights issue, who is the perpetrator? If God is the perpetrator, can we bring him to justice and jail him because of his savagery and cruelty?

I want to come back and probe deep into this question later but let me know what you think.
Religious people have different answer to it.

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