I'm new to the site (and atheism) but I came in hopes of finding some guidance. I'm hoping I am posting this in the right place but I'm not sure how to handle guardian angels and god's special favor.
We had a run of terrible storms and a story was posted on Facebook about how some stranger saved this young girl during a storm. Apparently she got caught out in a tornado, with nowhere to find shelter, he helped her when it could have cost him his life. Debris flying around and they hudled in a ditch or something. Nice story (sounds alot like twister but whatever.)
Then the invocation began. She and others said he must have been her guardian angel and began saying god is looking out for her. As I said before I'm new to atheism but it's something that bothers me the most. The easiness in which they forget the carnage. She could have easily been one of the numbers killed or wounded. "She was in gods favor & shes so special God sent a guardian angel." Bullshit. That guy saved your life and she doesn't even recognize it. It also seems to correlate with the devil being at work in the way the supernatural is active on earth. Which I have also been accused of doing the devils work. How can I better demonstrate that point. Ideas?
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