C.S Lewis married his wife Joy when he was in his fifties. Their marriage was a truly happy one by all accounts. Lewis says they "feasted on love." Soon after they were married Joy got bone cancer which meant certain death within a few months. But Lewis asked a certain minister to pray for her, and not only was she healed, but bones which were eaten away showed clear signs of being regenerated. In any case all concernd including doctors believed they had seen a miracle. Joy lived for two more years.
Lewis was of course overjoyed at the miracle and the extra years with Joy.
But when Joy died, he referred to God as a "cosmic sadist" in his anger and grief.
This is a perfect example of the Spoiled Brat Principle. We are so entirely lost and ungrateful that even the greatest Christian apologist will complain- in spite of seeing a miracle.
1. Why would God want to heal anyone if he gets called names by Christians anyway?
2. Why should we believe all the skeptics need is proof, when it makes little difference to Christians thenselves?
3. Why should we believe a skeptic would not behave as Lewis did- or worse, at first very grateful to God, and then calling him names?
4. If Jesus came back and healed all the terminally ill patients in the world for two years, you would do what exactly, and for how long?
BTW, this thread neatly nullifies the "Why does God hate amputees?" and other rhetorical questions.
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