In response to the recent Amish school shooting one of the town's resident's had this to say_
"We think it was God's plan, and we're going to have to pick up the pieces and keep going," he [Sam Stoltzfus, 63, an Amish woodworker] said. "A funeral to us is a much more important thing than the day of birth because we believe in the hereafter. The children are better off than their survivors."
No, no they're not, and this old kook should know better. If his claim were true, you'd have to argue that the murderer did a good thing for those children, and that parents ought to strangle their kids as soon as they're born.
I also have to point out that if God gets praised when good things happen, shouldn't he also get blamed for the bad things that happen? Where's the consistency?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again_ This "God" fellow has the greatest job ever - he gets all of the credit and none of the blame.