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God angry/impotent to stop crushing of followers/does not exist
In a bad day for god, at least 345 people have been killed in a stampede during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, according to the country's health ministry. The rammifications of this sad news are huge and give us the following three options:
1. God is angry with the filthy muslims for worshiping mohammed and not accepting christ as their personal saviour. In this case, god is obviously not kind and compassionate, but cruel, petty and vengeful, punishing those who were likely never exposed to christian theology.
2. God is unable to prevent the painful crushing to death of hundreds of his followers. If he can't stop the most devoted of his believers from being squashed beneath the sandals of his other most devoted believers he's not much of a god now, is he?
3. The deaths of the pilgrims were a tragic accident caused by poor crowd control. God was invented by early man to explain aspects of the universe that were hard to understand given the state of technology several thousand years ago. God is in fact a man-made construct that made our ancestors feel a little better about their relatively insignificant role in the cosmos and also helped to explain why they occasionally got eaten by bears.