The question has been asked by atheists before:
Many amputees are told that their disability is a part of God’s plan.
At least one atheist amputee thinks otherwise.
And he’d like to know if there are others like him:
… I was raised as a Lutheran, and while I was once mildly religious, I was never fully caught up in church activities. The church I attended was lots of fun, and was filled with many great people. The problems really started to come about when people tried to justify my lack of a limb. Some viewed it as a “gift from God” that made me special. I hated that suggestion, as it made me feel abnormal. Another justification made by people at the church was that actions occurred that “God wasn’t paying attention to”, and that I could be “healed”.
This severe contradiction left me baffled and I felt lied to. Everyone seemed to have an answer when I really didn’t need one. Grin and bear it.
So I’ll end on this question: are there any other atheist amputees out there? Let me know!