Monday, January 31, 2005

Where is God?

Dear God
Sarah McLachlan

Dear God,
Hope you got the letter and...
I pray you can make it better down here
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
But all the people that you made in your image
See them starving on their feet
Cause they don't get enough to eat
From God
I can't believe in you
Dear God,
Sorry to disturb you but...
I feel that I should be hear loud and clear
We all need a big reduction
In the amount of tears
And all the people that you made in your image
See them fighting in the street
Cause they can't make opinions meet about God
I can't believe in you
Did you make disease
and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind
after we made you?
And the devil too?
Dear God,
Don't know if you noticed but...
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book
And as crazy humans wrote it
you should take a look
And all the people that you made in your image
Still believeing that junk is true
Well I know it ain't and so do you, dear God
I can't believe in
I don't believe in
I won't believe in heaven and hell
no saints no sinners no devil as well
no pearly gate no thorny crown
you're always letting us humans down
the wars you bring
the babes you drown
those lost at sea and never found
and it's all the same the whole world round
the hurt I see helps to compound
That Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
is just somebody's unholy hoax
And if you're up there you'd perceive
That my heart's here upon my sleeve
If there's one thing I don't believe in...
It's you, dear God.
It is Jesus Week at SFU this week. If you are dealing with this type of turmoil and want answers, I'd like to invite you to come to a talk we are organizing called Where is God Amidst Tragedy? Take care.

Where is God Amidst Tragedy?
A talk by philosopher Michael Horner

February 3, 2005

Maggie Benston Centre
Atrium Cafeteria
Simon Fraser University

An event sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ at SFU


  1. Mm. I have a different answer and perspective on why there is suffering and misery in our world, but I won't explain them here as I tend to lean towards the Eastern faiths. =) Same question, different answers. =)