Jim Murray

1 year ago · 2 min. reading time · ~100 ·

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The Trouble With God

The Trouble With God

~ Jim Murray ~
| am an ex-ad agency creative director, writer,
art director, strategist, editorialist, reader,
TV & movie watcher. | have been actively
posting on social media since the early 2000s.

| live with my wife on the beautiful Niagara Peninsula

in Canada and work with a small group of companies MURMARKETING
who are making a positive difference in the world. ~ STRATEGY & CREATIVE ~



The trouble with God is that he is a great manager. He creates all kinds of things and leaves them to fend for themselves, confident that his creations will grow and thrive and evolve and that it will all will be good for everyone and everything that is part of his creation.

And that worked really well right up until he created the earth. He put it just the right distance from the sun, so that it would grow forests and provide light and warmth. He created rainfall to fill the oceans, lakes and rivers. He decided that the earth should spin at 1000 miles per hour so that there would be sunshine somewhere all the time. Then he created all the animals, and one special one that would be the custodian of the earth. That was man. He gave men the kind of brain that would help them figure out how to use the gifts of the earth they were given. And then, satisfied with a job well done, he left.

And now, a mere several hundred thousand years later, we have failed. We have failed to protect this planet and all the creatures on it. We fight endless wars to conquer each other for power and gold. We build great machines and suck resources out of the earth with no regard for the environmental impact this would have. We breed like rabbits to ensure an ongoing market for all the crap we create. And we fill the sky with black smoke that is choking us all. We cut down the forests that keep the pollution we make under control. We keep taking and taking, and we will until there is nothing left to take.

I really believe that we have veered off the road of whatever God’s plan may have been for the world. Because the trouble with God is that he evidently failed to recognize that entities that can think for themselves will eventually spawn aberrations that will think only about themselves and that they would eventually become the cause for all that is wrong with the world. Or maybe he did know that and hoped that we would all simply learn to deal with it, and that the forces of good would triumph over the forces of evil.

It was a bit of a crapshoot. But evidently God was willing to take the risk.

And if God ever came back to check on how we’re doing, I would not be surprised at all if he didn't just blow it all up and write it all of as an abysmal failure. You win some and you lose some.

There are many religious people who think that God will send a saviour and that saviour will help right all the wrongs and heal the planet that man has broken.

I often wonder about just how this saviour would be received in a world that is divided and in conflict with itself on so many levels. I’m really not sure that this saviour would be able to save much of anything.

So it all comes right back around to us. We need to take a breath and really start to understand why we are here spinning on a ball at 1000 miles per hour. Capable of so much good, but having to deal with so much bad.

We need to change the way we think about life, and about each other and realize that God created this beautiful place to be garden and not a battleground.


Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #8

@Jim Murray 

After some weeks of prayerful .. thoughtful consideration about ..  The Trouble with God 

I did just share a response: The Trouble with Man 



Thought-provoking piece, Jim. Agreed, we need to change the way we think about life. 

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #6

@Jim Murray 

I am with @Lada 🏡 Prkic .. you “made me think”

as to the “spitting out” of posts .. 

"Who knows where they come from?

I have a though but will hold to myself until I THINK more and thoughtfully .. prayerfully respond to what you have said here 

Lada 🏡 Prkic

1 year ago #5

I enjoyed reading, but I find it hard to comment. I can only say it made me think. 

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #4

Jim, Agree. I think if god cam back she would be thoroughly pissed. And so it goes.

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #3

Thats a quest in itself ‘’ We need to change the way we think about life, and about each other ‘’

Jim Murray

1 year ago #2

Greg Rolfe

1 year ago #1

Jim, not only well written but a rather enjoyable read.  To answer your question as to what would happen if He (the savior came) we killed him.  So yeah, you hit it on the head.  "This" will only change when I start believing that you are more important than myself.  Until then I will act basically for my own benefit.  Sad but true.  Thank you for the post!!!

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