As regards the Arab-Israeli conflict, has anyone ever wondered why God doesn’t decide the matter once and for all?
Both sides express a belief in the concept of God but neither seems to have merited any unequivocal demonstration of His belief in them.
I mean, presumably, He knows who has the better claim on lands that are in such active dispute. Yet He still prefers to hold off on any personal intervention; He seems quite willing to let things slide all the way towards outright war and the terrible consequences that follow. Why doesn’t He just set the record straight and have done with it?
One answer could be that God does not exist, that there is no God to set anything straight. No God, no Jehovah, no Allah and, therefore, no possibility of getting any final say on the subject.
Another answer could be that circumstances are not yet bad enough to justify God coming down to sort out the situation in His own inimitable style. Even so, Armageddon has always seemed to me a rather messy and somewhat over-the-top solution if ever there was one.
But could the real answer be that God still has hopes that His creation, Homo Sapiens, will figure out what to do and then take whatever steps are necessary to rectify the problem?
I wonder how long He has waited for that to happen. And, more crucially, just how much longer is He prepared to wait.
I really think that, from a human perspective, we should all be doing something that significantly meets with divine expectation and approval here.
And it would be best if that something were to happen sooner rather than later.
When all is said and done, later may be much too late.