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CAN WE BLAME GOD? #SuperBloggers by @Lanre_Olagunju

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The existence of a supreme being is an issue that till the end of time will keep generating an unending controversy among different races and people. Though I’ve got no intention to delve into that, I can only advise that it’s smarter to live and assume that a God exists somewhere, so as not to die and shockingly discover that He truly does. And if perhaps he truly doesn’t exist, shouldn’t your gentle soul just rest in peace like family, friends, and enemies repeatedly prayed, while you speechlessly watch from another world.

Those of us who agree and confess to believe in the existence of God also acknowledge that He’s so loving, caring, and perfect; reason that He’s made provision for all that man needs to govern over the entire planet earth amongst other reasons.

Though some are too religious to ever nurse the thought that God created pain, but before you rebuke me or the devil that isnt anywhere in me, think about those critical times, when you or someone dear to you went through pains and excruciating experiences that doesn’t match the traditional belief of a good and loving God, though we don’t ventilate it. We just want to think that probably He must have goofed in this area. If not. Why did God create pain? What was the pain mechanism suppose to achieve? This has been my major source of headache from time and I think the quest to know and understand might just be a lifelong assignment.

Great philosophers have posed questions like ‘why hadn’t God designed a nervous system that protect us without the unpleasant aspect of pain. So many conflicting believes even amongst people of faith. Some are of the opinion that man must have stepped out of God’s will and that God uses circumstances to bring us back to normalcy.

The reason why we cherish pleasure is because of the reality of pain. So from a perspective, pain is essential to normal life. Although to one suffering from cancer and the miserable pain of chemotherapy, pain to such is far greater than misery. But to anyone with a reasonable health, pain is a communicator that protects.

Ok let’s take the oldest recorded and the most dreaded disease, Hansen’s disease-(leprosy) for instance. It’s the only one I can think of for now and it’s vital for this discuss. Leprosy is a disease of the nervous system. The bacteria practically attacks the pain cells of the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands, feets, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes to numbness.

If we fear disease because of the pain and misery it brings, then what is so horrible about diseases that cost no pain? A woman whose infant was suffering from “congenital indifference” told a horrifying story of how she heard her child cooing and laughing loud all alone as if she’s discovered something new. Only for her to amazingly discover that her daughter had bitten off the tip of her fingers with her newly grown four teeth and was playing in the blood, making patterns with the drips. Could pain be created as a quality that saves us from destruction?

We have at certain points made God lesser than he is over the issue of pain and suffering ignoring that even man has brought more pain to man. Many of the things we derive satisfaction from we don’t complain or lament over. Things such as our ability to perceive, eat and drink, pleasure derived from scratching when the skin hitches and also the wild fire pleasure of orgasm.

Lanre Olagunju is a regular contributor on www.omojuwa.com
He blogs @www.larigold.blogspot.com.

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  1. Very insightful piece. Pain is essential to life. It is not a disease in itself but a pointer most times so that return to normalcy can be sought.
    The flow of thoughts of the writer is commendable.
    The scenario of pain insensitvity painted by the author just goes to show that pain is necessary sometimes. God is the all wise.

  2. Well,sometyms God allows us go through pain so as to toughen us up and make us better beings.And of course this makes us appreciate pleasure and wellness the more.

  3. Everything God does is perfect.

  4. Nice!…I like…

  5. From the write up above,we can not blame God!bcous ?????? think for every tin in life there ????§ always a reason.so all pain in dis life ????§ not that God intentionaly made it jst that some time he need too test our faith,??? in wat ever condition we find our self let think God.God write up kip it up bro

  6. I like it when Nigerian bloggers write in a way such that they educate and dont neccesarily bug us with thier own opinions. Kudus to the writer.

  7. Quite intuitive!!! Makes a lot of sense!

  8. Waoh! Great piece… Good one dia man! U fogot to d Pleasure one derives from Sneazing too…. Great Job! Keep dis up man

  9. Nice work…

  10. lovely article, make me wanna hit my head on the wall to feel the “pleasure” of pain, however paradoxical that may be. Thumbs up to the writer…

  11. Love the pleasure and pain aspect…Really sheds more light on the whole concept…nice one bro!

  12. Hmmm…this is an interesting piece!

    Love it

  13. Niyi-Leigh Olajide

    I must confess that I am surprised at the number of responses and comments that this article is getting. Its has helped to buttress the fact that we all have at a time or d other experienced pain. Its also reveealed that once u can still feel d pain then you’re good to go.

  14. No, we can’t!

  15. good thinking good argument

  16. this is aa crazy write up. Quite deep and well articulated

  17. Can we blame God? Obviously we can’t.

  18. Wow! This article requires deep attention & deep thinking for proper understanding of the philosophies alighted therein; Lanre, u must have taken out good thinking time to write this. Thumbs up. As for me, God exist; he can never be blamed and I don’t seem to think he created pain; man brought pain upon himself. The Bible made us know that all that God created is good. This subject of pain is highly controversial because in the long run, pain can be good because depending on the kind of pain, it can birth greatness of the one who experiences it.

  19. This article is really drawing attention for itself o!

  20. Who can actually blame God. Wonderful piece.

  21. Really inspiring

  22. Rily nice dude, I must confess, it got me thinking.

  23. So educative and eye opening

  24. To blame God is to make ourselves more foolish

  25. Olagunju the philisopher. I always like to read ur articles. Welldone

  26. this got me thinking

  27. God can’t be blamed,, and moreover who will? That’s why He’s Almighty.

  28. I love this

  29. This is a sound argument. It makes a whole lot of sense to me

  30. Nice one, Larry.

  31. hmmmmm dis is quite philosophical.

  32. This is going to get me thinking for a while.

  33. It is in the definition and experience of pain that pleasure is always craved for and enjoyed. God is just, even if it is perceived that he inflicted pain, it is for His children to be furnished unto good works.

  34. Tomilade Adeyeye

    great article and am sure by God’s grace u are going places.

  35. toluwani olumide ifroluwa

    great write up its good to see this nice one keep it up i love the combo its accurate

  36. Two thumbs up bro. Brilliant piece.

  37. This is a nice piece, keep it up.

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