This is a broad topic but I will just give one small example. The thread is not solely regarding this example. Please feel free to comment in a broad sense with the title of the thread.
I have an atheist friend who now thinks, because of the Corona virus, there is a God.
His reasoning to me seems strange and a little concerning.
He thinks that God is going to use virus’ like this to wipe out a lot of humanity and start again.
It seems of course that this is so far fetched and to be blunt, panicking.
I am interested in analyzing his thinking though. Why would he, after hearing the assertion and arguments of the idea of a Creator God giving the gift of life , being transcendent love and intelligence calling humanity to learn from it’s actions and pointing the way through an incarnated action of self sacrifice, hear that argument and reject it; only to start believing in a God who is using this present virus to kill large numbers of people.
Has anyone else encountered this mindset and where does such thinking come from?