The Miami cannibal attack has been etched into everyone’s mind. If you haven’t heard, a 31-year-old man named Rudy Eugene viciously attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, and the attack saw Eugene eat Poppo’s face. That’s right, Eugene ate about 80 percent of Poppo’s face. The Miami Herald reported that the nose, face and eyes were torn off during the 18 minute attack that was caught by their security cameras. Now you might be wondering why God has been brought into this. Well, as we at the CSC were surfing the internet and checking out the forums, we came across a thread that stated “Where was God during those 18 minutes.” We would like to address this question. God is not a popular topic amongst people nowadays. We do believe that most people believe in God in some form or fashion. Everyone is not going to have the same beliefs and we understand that. The person who posted this went on to assert that God was not present that day in Miami because he does not exist. That is unfair. That is a big jump to make that God doesn’t exist because he did not intervene in that horrible 18 minutes. Most Christians believe that God has given everyone free will. Let’s take a look at free will.
God could violate our free will and force us to love him and do what he wants us to do. But God lets us decide the choices that we make. Did Rudy Eugene knowingly take the bath salts? That is a possibility. If he knowingly took it, he used his free will, and the course of action that was possibly started by that decision was played out. We as humans make decision’s everyday, good or bad. Those choices, good or bad, have consequences that play out after we make them. Did you cuss out your boss? That was a free will choice a person can make. Did that same boss fire you? The boss firing you was a consequence of you cussing him or her out. If that person is you, are you asking, “Where’s God?” God will let us make our own choices and sometimes God will let them play out. That is what having free will is. God is all powerful and can certainly do away with free will, but he doesn’t. If we choose to love God, then our love means that much more. If a woman or a man freely love their spouse, for example, and are not forced to love that person, then that love means so much more. You might be wondering about the “How About Where Was Humanity?”part.
After doing a Google search, we discovered the security camera footage that shows some of the attack. We read the reports and it was revealed that a lot of the attack was obscured by the freeway. There are reports going around that several vehicles, including buses and 3 bicyclists passed by the attack. Where was Humanity? Why didn’t they intervene? A vehicle even slowed down and rolled past slowly, right by the scene, as Eugene continued his gruesome assault. It is also being reported that at least 5, that’s right 5, passers-by called the police to report the incident. Where was Humanity? Why didn’t they intervene?
Some may be quick to point the finger at God, but what about these people. They did nothing to get Rudy Eugene to stop eating the face of Ronald Poppo. God is an easy target to lay all the blame. But maybe those people could have done more. The person who posted the original thread about “Where was God?” and believes that God doesn’t exist because he did not intervene said nothing of these people, who possibly could have done something. The problem is not God, it’s US! We as people are LAZY! We don’t want to get involved in something like this. Oh, but we will call the cops and relieve our conscience and claim that we did all we could to help. Humans don’t want to help other humans. We view it as “it’s not our problem, so why should I get involved?” The world could be a better place , if we HELP EACH OTHER!! Why is helping someone suddenly frowned on?
God did not let Ronald Poppo down, the people who went by and saw the attack and DID NOTHING, they let Ronald Poppo down. Don’t blame God, blame humanity.