Poor God. He gets blamed for everything. Every time there is a natural disaster, people want to know why God didn’t prevent it. In other words, why does He supposedly allow bad things to happen to good people.
Well for starters, he’s not a he; he’s not a she either and arguably not even an “it”. God is simply the universal life force that permeates all of Creation. When people talk about God, they are usually referring to something that they think exists outside of themselves (like our Father who art in heaven, for example). In reality, God exists everywhere and in everything. That’s why Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within, inasmuch as the Kingdom of God is literally a kingdom of consciousness.
As Max Planck, the German physicist who originated quantum theory, said, “…there is no such thing as matter.” That’s because everything is consciousness, even that which we call matter. Most neurobiologists have stated that physics cannot explain consciousness. That’s not surprising because physics cannot observe what exists beyond space and time (the Cosmic Mind).
From God’s perspective, assuming that He can even have a perspective, Creation is perfect since it is self-generating and self-renewing. It’s a circle of life, with no beginning and no end. As for death, it is simply the end of the illusion we call life and the beginning of the remainder of eternity. There are no “bad things happening” to anybody, only things that are necessary for the renewal of life.
We all have a need to belong to something greater than ourselves and to understand why we exist. Towards that end, I believe that it is possible for anyone to have their own unique relationship with God. Since God is within, our bodies form the altar from which we can connect to him. A church and a religion are not required…and never intended.
“Our reality is an expression of a deeper order of existence that exists beyond space and time.” -Michael Talbot