just like God is doing now.
Kind of like a kid learning to ride a bicycle.
A bloody elbow and hand is just part of the experience, and pretty soon they've mastered it.
Learning always has failure involved, including learning to live together.
And if we didn't understand the risk of failure in whatever we decide to try, we really aren't learning anything.
On February 2003 people in Texas saw a meteorite burning across the sky, only to find out it was the Space Shuttle Columbia with a failed reenter. We knew the risks and failure did happen.
We can thank God for having the power to make us live, even after extreme failure causes death in whatever it is we are trying to do.
And if we didn't get to learn about corruption and greed that's revenging the world then we wouldn't understand much about that ether and the affects it has on the common folks and families.
And if criminals didn't exist we wouldn't learn how to investigate and solve evil deeds done by the free will of sick minded people.
I think God is doing a good job at letting us learn.
OK, if I were God like a school teacher....
Lets pretend God is a school teacher, and he puts 60 first graders in the gymnasium one morning, and says to the kids "I'll be back in five hours"..
Most of the kids don't know how to tell time yet.
The children quickly establish an order on their own, some want to serve lemonade to others at a small table. And others want to bounce balls around and some aggressive ones seek ruler-ship over others as bullies. And some seek the unity and justice for the whole group. And various scenarios play out during the five hours the teacher is gone.
So the five hours are over, and the teacher/God returns and announces "I wasn't actually gone for those five hours but I was up there watching and listening in that window way up there by the ceiling"..
Then the teacher/God says "You four boys step over there!" And the teacher/God harshly reprimands them and even expels two of the boys in front of the whole class. And the rest of the kids are shocked and afraid and some even start crying.
Then the teacher/God announces "Listen up kids, you've all done very well, I ordered two big boxes of cookies and more lemonade, so everyone get your cookies and lemonade and sit down in a large circle on the floor, and whoever wants to can tell what they have learned today"
Some of the kids were traumatized and received special comfort and counseling from the teacher/God.
And some of the kids were a little naughty and received special counsel on empathy and love from the teacher/God.
And the reward is cookies and lemonade for the remainder of the students.
And the years went by, and those 58 kids all graduated with exceptional relation ships with there pears and great social understanding because of the special five hour experience I allowed them to endure.
I believe God knows what He is doing, and if I were one of those kids, I would be the one saying "The teacher is coming back, and I know how to tell time"