Little sister: “I proved I’m stronger than Jamie.”
Big brother: “Can you prove it again?”
Little sister: “If Jamie lets me.”
Why do people who insist they don’t believe in God get angry at what He does? Isn’t that a wee bit self-contradictory? Why are they upset with Him about the suffering in this world if He isn’t there?
Why do they get upset with what He says about the moral quality of their behaviour, if they think He doesn’t exist?
Why do they get upset at the suggestion that God would actually punish sin and even send people to Hell, if they are sure that there is no God?
If you really are stronger than someone, you don’t need to have that person “let you” prove it. You can prove it whenever you choose. Either you are stronger, or you aren’t.
If you really think God doesn’t exist, you really don’t need to worry about what He says and does. Either He is there, or He isn’t.
But people are bothered, because deep inside, they know there is Something Else, something beyond themselves and this life. God IS there. When people fight against Him, complain about Him, object to what He says, they acknowledge His existence, whether they like to admit it or not.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God….