In a hut in Auschwitz a group of Jewish prisoners pray to God to save them from the gas chambers. However others condemn God for abandoning them. The prisoners decide to have a trial to see if God broke his covenant to protect the Jewish people. This is the plotline of an engrossing film, God On Trial. The hour and half long film gives a balanced debate with both sides presenting good arguments. They are essentially grappling with the age old question, why does God allow bad things to happen?
If you do not have time to watch the whole film (though I would definitely recommend that you do) watch instead the short clip above. This is set at the climax of the film when one character rises and denounces God in a passionate monologue. He recalls how when the Pharaoh refused to free the Jews from Egypt, God killed the first born child of every Egyptian. He heart fully questions how God could kill innocent children, before declaring that ‘God is not good.’
I have wondered how God could allow something as evil as the Holocaust to happen. For me it is proof that there is no God. If there was a God he would have stopped this evil catastrophe. I am interested in hearing what other people think of the topic.