A40 crash: Family died when car swerved head-on into lorry
The family added that Mrs Powell, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia had left them with "an abundance of happy memories" and they were now taking comfort from their faith in Christianity.
The deaths occurred just months after the family lost everything in a fire at their home.
Personally speaking, shouldn't they be seriously questioning the god they worship?
Nope. The reason some people find solice in religion, especially when death (especially unexpected death) is what's on the table, is to merely cope. The fantasy they'll see their loved ones again one day, gives them a way to survive, mentally/emotionally.
It was unbearably difficult for me to be in grief groups and retreats when my son died because I was usually the only Atheist within hundreds of miles, regardless of where these groups/retreats were located geographically. What I learned, however, is that those believers would likely NOT have survived the loss of a child without the fantasies of religion.
I believe this was when I learned much about compassion and tolerance. For me??? Had I thought I could see him again??? I would've killed myself to do so. And therein is the core difference. Some of us think for ourselves, some need to be instructed what to think. Sad as that is.
I bag on religion a LOT. Grief is my one exception. It's a very personal thing, whether a believer or not.
No, because this was all in god's plan and nobody knows god's plan. In my lifetime this type of tragedy would be explained away by claiming god just needed more angels in Heaven and this was what it is all about. The problem with this belief is that it does not hold up to bible scriptures. Humans do not become angels at death but the majority of believers still cling to that idea.