In many of the sacred books, there are stories where the unrighteous and evil people are annihilated by God. Is God vindictive to evil people? There are rapist, and murderers that are in prison, but yet lead healthy lives. Why do these people not feel the wrath of God?
In our sacred book, there are verses
In this world, landslides, thunder, earthquakes,
and great winds are all from the anger of God 6-91
Thunder, earthquakes, great winds, and flood,
these are from the regret and anger of God 8-58
These verses have always concerned me because people have sometimes died from these events. Like the unrighteous people in the bible, did they deserve their fate? Was God angry at the thousands of people who lost their lives in Japan during the tsunami? Or were these innocent victims of God’s wrath?
If we place more emphasis on the body as opposed to the soul(also includes the mind), we would be disheartened by God’s actions. Innocent people were affected by these disasters. But if one believes that God places more emphasis on the development of the mind (soul), then we may begin to understand God’s intentions. The soul in the majority of religions continue on, whether it be in heaven or a return to this earth. These disasters may appear to take a heavy toll from the human perspective, but are only a temporary setback in the development of the mind (soul) in reaching salvation. Some would say that God is guiding us by these warnings. We must sweep evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our hearts. Our religion teaches us that every soul will reach a final state of maturity with the guidance of God, so that the joyous world will appear one day sooner. In summary, it may not be global warming causing havoc on the environment, but it may be God’s anger and regret being released.