God is not great
Religion isn't something I particularly touch on that often unless it strays into the realm of reality. i.e. testable claims. This time though I want to pose a question; How can God be as powerful as He is claimed to be when things like the Feb 22nd quake happen? The Dean of the ChristChurch Cathedral is on record saying;
The earthquake was not an act of God. The earthquake was the planet doing its thing the way the planet does.
To the Dean and any Christians out there;
You don't get it both ways. Your God is either all powerful, all forgiving, all knowing etc, or He's not. If he is all these things then he knew the quake was going to happen. It was within His power and ability to guide the "good" people out of harms way. It was within His power and ability to prevent the quake from happening at all. But that's not what happened. Instead He saw fit to take the lives of innocents, those too young to have had the chance to piss Him off. Instead He saw fit to take the lives of good people like Joseph Pohio, struck down while trying to shield an injured woman.
Your God is not merciful, forgiving or great and this is just more evidence against the character described. More evidence against the likelihood of the character existing at all.