Van has been a guest writer on this blog for several years.
My princess daughter Lisa Brown, passed away four days shy of age 32 in her home in North Carolina, after a long hard battle against breast cancer which metastasized to her brain. Her suffering was horrific and being a highly intelligent young woman and in fact a registered nurse, she fought it with all her might. She pursed the orthodox medical procedures of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, and ultimately sought alternative possibilities. The medical system was an abysmal failure, because it destroyed her immune system, which made it impossible for alternative possibilities to work for her.
My wife and I, along with her very supportive and loving husband attended to her during all of her struggles, as well as having her two beautiful children by her side. Lisa of course suffered immeasurably physically and emotionally, while we all were on a constant roller coaster of emotions of both hope and despair endless times.
My daughter deserved to live, and her passing proved to me beyond a shadow of doubt that God DOES NOT heal or answer prayer. In fact in my view God abuses human beings by subjecting them to horrible suffering in countless ways and ultimately death, and no human being escapes this fate.
I no longer accept excuses for God or fictional Bible promises about "ask and you shall receive" or "they shall lay hands upon the sick and the sick will be made whole or well".
The fact that the many Bible promises don't work, is proof that the Bible does not speak for God, but it is 100% human imagination.
No human being has a clue who this God is they think they know. The only thing humans know about their imaginary God, is entirely based upon ink on paper, about a fairytale being no one has seen or heard from directly.
I would suggest from personal experience that God may be a brilliant being in terms of creating an awesome universe, while being an abysmal failure with his experiment called human beings. He placed humans in an environment of wicked human nature, which tends towards violence, greed, lust and self-centeredness, war and never-ending lies and propaganda.
Pastors prayed for my daughter and none of their prayers resulted in her healing. Countless Christian friends and family members prayed for my Lisa, and the combined prayers of all met with the same result---God was no where to be found. Why? I get sick and tired of Christians and their man-made bible God that not one of them have ever seen or heard his voice. Are they weird?
I have read on thousands of Internet websites and the voices of bible defenders are deafening. Not even one of those voices has seen this "God" they worship, except through INK on PAPER. And that is their God.
Where is the love of God in human suffering and death, and why has God subjected human beings to a hell on earth? Why did God create the human body to be so weak that it is very fragile and subject to sickness and disease? What purpose does human suffering serve for God or for humans? What gain to God is human suffering? Obviously it makes no sense.
And still, church goers will praise God for human suffering and death, and act like this is a "victory". Yeah sure! And when will God trade places with my Lisa and go through the hell she went through? How would God like to go through the hell of breast cancer and then the double hell of having that metastasize to his brain, resulting in an agonizing slow death?
Millions believe that Jesus died for their "sins", when their God is totally responsible for this thing called "human nature". Blood sacrifice makes no sense whatsoever, yet millions will go to their grave believing this fantasy.
Does God "need" to be worshiped, and is the worship of God the only reason for human beings? So if indeed God only created humans to worship him, is he insecure or is he so vain that he created billions of humans for no other reason than to praise and worship him for all eternity and that is the purpose of human life?
Well folks if God is indeed the most intelligent being in the universe, then why does he sit by and watch humans suffer and die? Every human ever born will be subjected to death. Why? Why did God not create a utopia in the first place?
I would gladly give my life for my beautiful, loving daughter Lisa, if she could be resurrected now in the flesh and be restored to her children and husband, family and friends, but God is not willing. Why?
Why is God so cruel to human beings? Oh hell, don't tell me that Jesus "suffered" for humans. Blood sacrifice is a man-made myth.
The grieving Van Robison