If you don't believe in God or Satan then why does God get the blame when things go wrong?
Not believing is not an excuse.
If God wants to set up the testing environment to test people, then we are not supposed to advise God on how to set up the terms and conditions of the testing. The students are not supposed to advise the teacher on how to prepare the exams. God has created us, and he knows how to test us.
The testing questions and answers are not supposed to be disclosed before the exam; testing environment necessitates some doubts and enables different choices and different decisions.
The test does not depend on the level of education, a child may say ‘I do not see the plane any more, it is going far away, it is still there but my sight does not reach it; God must be there but my sight does not reach him', but a scientist might conclude that, ‘I do not see God, then there is no God'.
The test does not depend on the level of religion education, maybe someone who never heard of the religion teachings could pass the test based on the natural original gifts of conscience and reason ‘What I do not want done to myself, I will not do to others.
We may find some scholars who know the religion teachings but they accept to persecute and torture others, those are the bad trees which the prophets have warned us of them and of their bad fruits.
The wise teacher sets different evaluation criteria for different grades; the students in the first grade are not evaluated as the students in the advanced degrees. We expect that the fair and wise God would evaluate people according to what they have been provided. The person who never heard of Prophets would have an easier test based on the gift of intelligence and conscience; he might get rewards for his good works and he might not be punished if not wicked.
We are here for testing; test environment necessitates struggle between good and evil.
Testing missions are not supposed to be easy and comfortable.
The test questions are not supposed to be known in advance.
Our life on earth is a very short period compared to the universe time scale; It could be a temporary test period.
There are hundreds of verses and teachings about that as mentioned in the following answer:
We have been asked to believe in God and Heaven but we have not seen God or heaven.
Our fate will be determined based on that belief and on our good deeds.
Why did God make it a difficult test for us?
Although God knows what's in our hearts and what each of us might do, he tests us and wants us to witness our own test results in order to admit that we have been fairly rewarded according to our achievements as recorded in the test results
Before the wealthy father distributes his wealth, he may want to record which son is obedient, the records are not for the father who knows, but as a testimony for people who might question the justice of their father
Although the wise teacher knows the hard-working student and the lazy student, he prepares regular exams as testimonies so that the students would not say that the teacher had favored some students over the others. Exams also urge students to get prepared in order to succeed
Students should not wander about the intention of the teacher; they are supposed to focus on what the teacher asked them to do
God has empowered each of us to be happy and blessed.
God does not predetermine plans for us.
God has delegated that task to us, it is up to us to be blessed or to be cursed.
The message that God has revealed to all prophets is:
‘Blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience'
All prophets taught that we can earn salvation by obedience, repentance, and good deeds to help others.
"In obedience and repentance is your salvation" Isaiah 30:15
Based on the above, the obedient believer should be blessed in this life and should be saved in the afterlife.
That is the truth which should set you free.
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I think you are misinformed. Throughout history it has always been Satan who has been given responsibility for everything bad that happens in the world hence the reason why he is labeled the adversary or the accuser. However if one were to look at the mythological standpoint of things such as that which is written in the Bible it could be easily understood as to how God could be held responsible for all the bad things that happen in the world. An example is how in the book of Genesis God creates a flood that causes global genocide and yet when a hurricane hits and hundreds of innocent people are killed people often fail to see that this too could be an act of God. I myself don't believe in a spiritual God or an actual devil but rather see these things as natural acts and therefore feel that when bad things happen it is just a part of life. As they say sometimes shit just happens. Deal with it.
Q: "If you don't believe in God or Satan then why does God get the blame when things go wrong?"
A: If you don't believe in God, you cannot be angry at him, or blame him for anything.
It also doesn't make any sense to expect people who don't believe in Satan to blame Satan for anything.
You might not understand what it means to "not believe in God or Satan."
Since you don't believe that the Tooth Fairy really exists, you don't blame this imaginary, fictional character for anything.
Atheists like me consider God and Satan to be imaginary fictional characters, like the Tooth Fairy.
None of them exist, so we never blame any of them for anything.
I don't know where you got the idea that those who don't even believe in God nevertheless blame him for things.
That is the good thing about atheism that makes it rise above all religions. As an atheist you have no one to blame but yourself. You are responsible for your actions good or bad. Religion OTH allows its devotees to shirk responsibility and pass the blame onto gods and devils and other supernatural activities.
Why would an atheist blame god or satan? Only the religious do that and, as I have already pointed out, to exculpate themselves. Pretty morally ambiguous to say the least.
I mean, if you're not me, then how the hell are you supposed to know who I blame, or even if I blame somebody or something at all?
A lot of assumptions and presuppositions here.
However, blaming/thanking god is something only god believers do.
Atheists can't blame imaginary entities for anything happening on the physical (real) world. It would be just as stupid as blaming a videogame character for something happening in real life.
Erm - If I don't believe in God or Satan then how can I blame God when things go wrong? Your question makes no sense. I don't believe in God so I can't blame God - if things go wrong they have gone wrong for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with God. Blaming God is the luxury of those people that still believe in him but are questioning whether they actually like him - which is perfectly understandable and hopefully they are on the path to not believing in him at all.