Monday, December 12, 2005

There is no god.

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?"

My daughter's very dear friend wrapped his car round a tree on the way to school on Friday morning. He was trying to avoid a deer. This morning they switched off his life support and he's gone.

He was eighteen years old.

There is no fucking god! Not one that I can pray to anyway!


Blogger Kayfer Kettle said...

No words for this one Gav.


Mon Dec 12, 10:31:00 PM GMT  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

I am so very, very sorry Gavin. If I could hold you and your daughter and hug you both I would. I'll be thinking of you.


Mon Dec 12, 11:19:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Sorry to hear this Gav, can't even begin to imagine how his parents must feel...and I hope I never feel it...and who is it that we hope to that this doesn't befall us?...yes, do we explain God's disinterest in the intimate details of our lives? 'They' tell us that 'he said' he would leave us to it...but that's bollocks and no Christian has yet been able to convince me otherwise.

Tue Dec 13, 12:53:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is definitely no God. Or if there is he;s a right cunt. (sorry about that sometimes only that word will do)

Tue Dec 13, 01:44:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Thank you all of you.

I'm angry! Wrong emotion perhaps?

Just over a week ago I was teasing the lad and his brother about being constantly in my house, drinking my beer and eating me out of house and home.

The irony is he scarcely drank any beer - he was in training - a runner going for the olympics. It was just a joke.

But I'd give all the beer in the world to bring him back though.

What kind of god takes the good, talented and beautiful and leaves the dross?

Tue Dec 13, 04:17:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Sorry folks, in future I'll try not to blog when bereaved.

Tue Dec 13, 04:36:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Lucy said...

Hey, less of the "sorry folks".
Say it like it is.
We'll listen.

Tue Dec 13, 07:35:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Kayfer Kettle said...

Hey Gav,

Been thinking of you alot today.

You ask if anger is the correct emotion right now?

I say, damn right it is.

What's not to be furious about, when like you say, this was a Class A young man, with so much going for him?

There's a whole range of emotions attached to bereavement and grief, and they are seemingly universal. It just depends what order they come in.

I hope each day will bring less of the sad and angry, for everyone attached to this lad, and replace those feelings with more of the funny and pleasureable times spent in his company.

K x

Tue Dec 13, 07:59:00 PM GMT  
Blogger flyingfinn said...

Hi Gav,

There is not much I can say to make you feel better, but remembering the good times, I have found, is one way to forget the pain temporarily.

As a believer in God, what I would say is that God doesn't control our lives, or make everything good because what would be the point of our lives? We have freewill, and you cannot appreciate the highs, without experienceing the lows. I don't expect that to be a comfort to you, and neither should it; it is only right that you should mourn for your friend.

Tue Dec 13, 09:51:00 PM GMT  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Gavin, you carry on blogging whilst grieving, it has got to help the whole awful process.

It's OK to be angry, who wouldn't be at such a loss?

It's OK to be anything when feeling like this. Let it out, talk/blog about it all. Better out than bottled up waiting to explode at a very inopportune moment.

I don't know whether God has anything to do with it all or not. Faith is different things to different people but spirituality helps when trying to envisage how/where/what the loved one may be doing now. Reach out, the spirit is still there and he'll still be laughing about the beer.

Tue Dec 13, 11:03:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Lightning said...

Hi Gary

Sad to hear the news, nothing much I can say that hasn't been said already. It is a cruel world indeed.

Tue Dec 13, 11:59:00 PM GMT  
Blogger m-and-n said...

Gav, yep life's a shithouse eh... I won't pray to God even though I have a secret belief in him, I'll argue it out with St Peter at the gates, if he's a forgiving as they say he is I'll hope to see your daughters friend and maybe we can play some chess or jam together over a pint.

Wed Dec 14, 09:44:00 AM GMT  

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