A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers.
The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several grievances that may seem trivial — his car not starting, his sandwich being made wrongly and his phone going dead. God answers each question with an explanation of why these things happened. For example, he tells the man that he prevented his car from starting because if it had, the man would have been hit by a drunk driver. The phone died because the person calling would have given false witness and God didn't want the man to hear it. The post has received more than 700,000 "likes" and hundreds of comments. While the majority of those who have commented agree with the post and its sentiments, with one saying, "God's answers are designed to show his care and protection of his followers," there are many that criticize it, saying the questions are "trite" and "self-centered." One who commented says that he'd have asked God how the Holocaust could have happened.